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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 25, 2016

U.S. doctors and hospitals throw out almost $3 billion in unused cancer drugs each year because they come in supersized single-use packages and any unused drugs must be discarded for safety reasons, a recent paper suggests. Nancy Keating (HMS) is quoted.

March 25, 2016

More than 12,000 medical students, residents, and physicians from around the country have signed a petition originating at Harvard Medical School that calls for an end to the Step 2 CS exam. Ronald Arky (HMS), Carolyn Treasure (HMS student) and Samia Osman (HMS student) are quoted. 

March 25, 2016

Paula Johnson (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) participated in a Q&A about her aspirations as the newly appointed president of Wellesley College.

March 25, 2016

Experimental paper sensors that detect chemical or biological molecules have proved easy to use without the need for pricey equipment or trained specialists. Costing only pennies, they hold promise to be more sensitive than the rapid diagnostic kits on the market today. Ali Yetisen (Mass General) is quoted. 

March 24, 2016

Cases of measles and whooping cough are on the rise after being virtually eliminated in the U.S.—and a new study finds that anti-vax attitudes are to blame. Martin Hirsch (Mass General) is quoted. 

March 24, 2016

Scientists announced Thursday that they have built a single-celled organism that has just 473 genes — likely close to the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain its life. George Church (HMS) is quoted. 

March 24, 2016

A special House committee has been empaneled to investigate fetal tissue research.

March 24, 2016

This article offers suggestions on how to talk to children about finances. Abigail Judge (Cambridge Health Alliance) is quoted. 

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