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Armaghan N. Behlum

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Genetic Mutations Linked to Autism

Individuals with mutations in specific genes have a high risk of autism, according to scientists working independently at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Washington in Seattle.


HMS Opens New Primary Care Facility

Harvard Medical School has opened a new Center for Primary Care using funds from a $30 million anonymous donation gifted specifically to improve the quality of primary care training.


HMS Revises Pay Structure

In an effort to respond to what one hospital executive termed a “primary care crisis,” two Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals will shift their pay structure so that doctors are paid in part based on the number of patients they treat.


Medicare's New Ranking System Raises Concerns at Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals

A new ranking system implemented by Medicare, aimed at identifying hospitals with patient safety risks, is generating complaints from the teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School that these assessments provide inadequate representations of the quality of care.


Harvard Researchers Develop SIV Vaccine

Researchers at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently developed a vaccine for rhesus monkeys that provides immunity against the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), a virus found in monkeys that is analogous to HIV.


New Blood Test May Help to Diagnose Depression

A new blood test designed at Massachusetts General Hospital appears to accurately indicate whether a person is suffering from depression, according to a paper published in Molecular Psychiatry.


New Tool To Aid Students Abroad

Harvard rolled out a new travel tool on Monday that will allow the University to better aid students who might be in danger while traveling abroad.


Yard Tourists Left Locked Out

Replacing the daily hordes of visitors, student protestors have pitched a small tent city in front of University Hall. They are occupying Harvard Yard.