News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


The daguerreotype of Phineas Gage connects viewers to the man behind the story

Early claims of success of “pay-for-performance” incentives have not paid off

Medical schools are developing unique strategies to meet evolving needs, new challenges

US surgeon general urges clinicians to be leaders in ending addiction

Investment will support global health research and education

HMS in the News

May 1, 2016

This article discusses the scientific debate about why people gain weight. David Ludwig (Boston Children’s) is quoted. 

May 1, 2016

Leonard Zon (Boston Children’s) has captured the moment when a single cell first becomes cancerous—and he thinks that means an answer to cancer’s origins may be within reach. 


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