News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


Sensory neuron subtypes control different respiratory functions

Savings by Medicare Pioneer ACO point way to improvements

How genomics might influence the role of the placebo

Drug target for ATRA, first precision cancer therapy, identified

How intestinal stem cells find their niche

Dunham lectures explore the biological basis of obesity, insulin resistance

HMS in the News

April 13, 2015

Some people feel better after placebo treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics. Kathryn Hall, research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the paper’s lead author

April 13, 2015

A selfie might save your life. The camera on your phone could be used to test for cervical cancer and HPV, a virus that can lead to the disease.  Ralph Weissleder Thrall Family Professor of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research team. Cesar Castro, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a member of the research team, is quoted.

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