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Scientists assemble basic biological phenomenon from scratch

Biomedical Informatics receives nearly $28 million for collaborative efforts

New grants fuel ambitious projects

Study finds guidelines are met inconsistently in hospital ERs

Ephemeral soap bubbles give clue to how cells take regular shape in tissues

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November 1, 2014

A new magnetic-stimulation machine shows promise for the immediate treatment of depression.  Michael Rohan, lecturer on psychiatry at McLean Hospital, led the research. Bruce Cohen, Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is a senior author.

October 29, 2014

Moderate marijuana use by healthy adults seems to pose little risk, and there are potential medical benefits, including easing nausea and pain. But it has long been known that, with the brain developing into the mid-20s, young people who smoke early and often are more likely to have learning and mental health problems. Now researchers suggest existing studies are no longer sufficient. Jodi Gilman, instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is lead author of the research.

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