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March 17, 2014

HMS student Rena Xu authored this piece about telemedicine.

March 17, 2014

Martin Nweeia, clinical instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, has been traveling to the Arctic for fourteen years to study narwhals, and, in particular, their tusks. He and a team of colleagues have published a detailed account of their studies on the narwhal tusk and conclude that the tusk is a sense organ that lets male narwhals perceive the ocean, possibly helping them find mates or food.

March 16, 2014

J. Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this opinion piece about the legalization of marijuana.

March 15, 2014

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Obama’s pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for reelection who don’t want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.

March 15, 2014

In a new paper, Javier Fernandez, research fellow in genetics, and Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, describe a new way to process chitosan, a form of chitin, making it potentially viable for large-scale manufacturing with traditional casting or injection molding techniques.

March 15, 2014

As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.

March 13, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, recently participated in a live chat about vaccines.

March 12, 2014

Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Catherine Steiner-Adair, research associate in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on the program.



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