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Blocking cell division with two synergistic chemical inhibitors

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

HMS in the News

August 29, 2014

Ninety-six years ago this week, the city of Boston was dealing with it’s own viral outbreak—the start of one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever occur. A staggering number of people died in 1918. Fifty to 100 million worldwide, by some estimates. The terrifying disease in question? Not Ebola. The flu. David Hooper, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

A nonprofit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island, is developing low-cost and easy-to-use communication devices for people with neurological disorders who are “locked in,” virtually unable to move. Alik Widge, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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