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Soldiers at risk for violent crimes can be ID'd using predictive analytics

2015 Alpert Symposium celebrates pioneers in infectious disease research, treatment

Hidden aspect of health care falls disproportionately on the disadvantaged

Diverse mutations reveal lineage of brain cells

HMS's first Anatomy Day exhibit gives first-year medical students a look at some of the world's rarest anatomical artifacts.

HMS in the News

October 6, 2015

In research published last winter in Science Translational Medicine, scientists reported that they were able to successfully use a device to close a hole in the heart of animal models without the need for open-heart surgery. Pedro del Nido (Boston Children’s) is a contributing author on the study.​​

October 6, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not approve a drug if there is more than a 2.5 percent chance that it doesn’t work—no matter the disease or how poor the prognosis. And in a recently published paper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology finance professor Andrew Lo took the FDA to task for not being more flexible. Jagpreet Chhatwal (Mass General) is quoted.​


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