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

Hidden aspect of health care falls disproportionately on the disadvantaged

2015 Alpert Symposium celebrates pioneers in infectious disease research, treatment

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

Diverse mutations reveal lineage of brain cells

HMS in the News

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.​

October 5, 2015

A new study of people who had an inexpensive heart scan found that half of those who were statin candidates had no signs of plaque in their heart and very little chance of having a heart attack in the next decade. Peter Libby (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted.​


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