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December 10, 2014

It’s not uncommon around the world to see doctors involved in torture. Reviewing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s newly released report, Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, points to nearly a dozen individual examples of physicians playing a role in the CIA’s interrogation and treatment of detainees.

December 10, 2014

Harvard Medical School students joined students from some 40 other medical schools across the country Wednesday in protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and racial inequality in medical treatment.

December 10, 2014

An article about the proposed layoffs at Harvard Medical School's New England Primate Research Center.

December 9, 2014

James Hopper, clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, co-authored this article about the brain's fear circuitry when reacting to states of high stress, fear or terror—like combat and sexual assault. 

December 9, 2014

Among the more jarring passages in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogations of terrorism suspects are descriptions of agency employees subjecting uncooperative detainees to “rectal rehydration” and “rectal feeding.” Thomas Burke, associate professor of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

December 9, 2014

Researchers have been studying RNA viruses—Ebola among them—for several years, and had been working on this diagnostic tool for at least two years before this year’s outbreak. HMS Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiolgy Lee Gehrke’s lab at MIT is creating the tool. 

December 8, 2014

Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests. Andrew Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

December 7, 2014

Research on the human genome is advancing at a tremendous pace, and the cost of genetic testing is falling just as quickly. But those signs of scientific progress also raise complicated ethical issues for doctors, researchers and patients. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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