News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


How hummingbirds evolved a novel mechanism of sweet taste detection

Class of 2018 encouraged and cautioned on White Coat Day

Stimuli-responsive drug delivery system prevents transplant rejection

HMS virologist explains challenges of confronting outbreak in West Africa

Bacteria that assist fungus-farming ants may be a source of new drugs

Eric Perakslis on vulnerabilities in health care’s digital infrastructure 

HMS in the News

August 27, 2014

A recent study found an 80 percent increased risk in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that was associated with a child’s exposure to antidepressants in the womb. Roy Perlis, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 26, 2014

The introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost, according to a new study. Steven Chang, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

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