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Cambridge Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly to be guest speaker

An HMS scientist and a Portuguese artist have created a sculpture inspired by cell biology

Gene therapy slows vision loss in mouse models of retinal degeneration

pgEd briefs Congress on uses of DNA in the criminal justice system

For these HMS students, the future of medicine starts with a clang

Genetic makeup influences whether aspirin or other NSAIDS will reduce colorectal cancer risk

HMS in the News

March 30, 2015

GNC, the country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements, has agreed to institute sweeping new testing procedures on its herbal products that far exceed quality controls mandated under federal law. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

March 29, 2015

While, the majority of Americans say they'd rather die at home, in many cases, that's not what happens. Among people 65 years of age or more, 63 percent die in hospitals or nursing homes, federal statistics suggest, frequently receiving treatment that's painful, invasive and ultimately ineffective. Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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