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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 9, 2015

Researchers have paired a solar-powered catalyzing device with genetically engineered bacteria to convert water and carbon dioxide into an alcohol-based liquid fuel. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is a coauthor of the study.

February 5, 2015

Partners HealthCare has named David Torchiana, associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, to become its next chief executive.

February 5, 2015

Patients with high blood pressure need extra treatment within about six weeks to prevent heart attacks, strokes and death, according to a study that provides some of the first tips on timing for doctors. Alexander Turchin, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is senior author of the study. 

February 5, 2015

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, authored this article about the iniquities of healthcare funding.

February 5, 2015

Apple Inc.'s healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. John Halamka, professor of emergency medicine and chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is mentioned.

February 4, 2015

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this blog post about how to talk with your children about sexually provocative material available online.

February 3, 2015

A warning to herbal supplement users: Those store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal in nature, but they’re not likely to contain any actual ginkgo biloba. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

February 3, 2015

A leading biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with backing from five scientists who are Nobel prize recipients, is wading into the world of dietary supplements with a new antiaging pill that is said to restore muscle tissue, improve brain function, and increase energy levels by improving “metabolic health.” Jack Szostak, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pere Puigserver, professor of cell biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

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