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Researchers pave the way for smart nanorobots

HMS community honors the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings

FABRIC celebrates diverse talents and identities

Suggests new treatment strategy, may hold clues to kidney regeneration

On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the HMS community reflects and pays tribute 

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April 21, 2014

Doctors are still widely prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite robust evidence that the ancient narcotic doesn’t work for many children — and may be fatal to some. Alan D. Woolf, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an editorial accompanying the new research.

April 20, 2014

Weight loss is often framed as a personal endeavor, but the best outcomes stem from group efforts. Emphasizing the importance of community to curtail the prevalence of obesity is the goal of Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and Malissa Wood, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the co-authors of Thinfluence: the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight.

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