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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 1, 2016

Contrary to expectations, most metastatic tumors are seeded not by single cells from the primary tumor but by clusters of cancer cells. Joan Brugge (HMS) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Andrew Chan (Mass General) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

In order to improve treatment strategies for common conditions among former football players, the Football Players Health Study—led by a team of Harvard researchers —launched TeamStudy, an app that allows larger numbers of participants to be surveyed. Researchers will be able to compare data from former professional players with data from a control group from the general public. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. Download the app here

April 1, 2016

New abortion restrictions, including one signed into law in Utah, require doctors to administer anesthesia to women seeking abortions at the 20th week of pregnancy or after. Steven Ralston (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

Lance Munn (Mass General) and Rakesh Jain (Mass General) co-authored this article about research done in the past 15 years that has identified diverse sources of increased pressure in tumors, which may serve as possible targets for cancer therapy.

March 31, 2016

This article discusses physical balance, citing research that shows balance training can prevent injuries, especially among those who grapple with recurring ankle-ligament problems. Balance training also tones muscles (especially the core), keeps us agile and improves posture. Daniel Merfeld (Mass Eye and Ear) is quoted. 

March 31, 2016

Gottfried Schlaug (Beth Israel Deaconess) authored a study that may explain recovery from aphasia, a condition that may occur when the left side of the brain is damaged during a stroke and which often results in difficulty speaking, naming, repeating and understanding language.

March 31, 2016

A mysterious new form of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology is affecting mainly poor agricultural areas in the tropics. It takes its heaviest toll in Central America, but it has now been reported in other regions. Ajay K. Singh (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted. 

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