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You Can Buy Surgical Tools Used by the Founder of Harvard Medical School

You could buy a piece of medical history this week—but it’ll cost you. Two Revolutionary War amputation kits used by Dr. John Warren, a Continental […]

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Harvard Again Tops Medical School Rankings

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is adding yet another trophy to its case. U.S. News & World Report again ranked HMS the best research medical school in the […]

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Study Highlights Pay Disparity in the Medical Field

A new study puts the median annual income for a black male doctor at $188,230. That sounds pretty good—until contrasted with the median yearly paycheck for […]

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Study: Retail Clinics May Actually Increase Healthcare Costs

Retail clinics have popped up all over Massachusetts in the past decade, located in pharmacies and bigger stores such as Target and Wal-Mart. The original […]

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Harvard Ranked Best Medical School In the Country

Ready for some bragging rights? Boston is officially home to the best hospital and medical school in the country. Harvard Medical School took top honors […]

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Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its New President

Wellesley College has named Harvard University’s Paula A. Johnson its new president, making her the first African American to lead the private, women’s, liberal-arts college […]

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Study Details New Information About the Biology of Schizophrenia

Psychiatric disorders are notoriously poorly understood. Despite the fact that 13.6 million Americans live with a serious mental illness, concrete information about the biology of […]

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Study Suggests Vision Restoration May Be Possible for Glaucoma Patients

A new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Boston Children’s Hospital has good news for the approximately 4 million Americans currently suffering from glaucoma. […]

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Harvard Biologists Are Creating a ‘Dropbox’ for Medical Research

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) just received a $1.6 million grant to build a medical Dropbox—in other words, an online search and […]

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Study Finds Medical Providers May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

A new study says doctors may not be following their own advice when it comes to doling out health information. Lead author Anupam Jena, a […]

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Harvard Researchers May Have Found a Way to Use Pig Organs for Transplants

For years, scientists have believed that making strategic changes to animals’ genomes could make their organs suitable donors for humans—but making those changes has proven […]

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Harvard Research Says the Average Medical Visit Takes 121 Minutes

You know how it feels like you’ve spent hours in the waiting room every time you see a doctor? A new study from Harvard Medical […]

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A Harvard Study Says It May Be Possible to Predict Soldiers Likeliest to Commit Violent Crimes

Violent crime in the military is a much-studied and discussed issue, linked to everything from PTSD to predilections toward violence prior to service. Now, a new study […]

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After FDA Ban, Asthma Patients Are Facing Higher Inhaler Costs

Seven years ago, as part of the Clean Air Act, the FDA banned a type of inhaler that releases ozone-depleting chemicals called CFCs into the […]

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Researchers Are Working on a Way to Reverse Deafness

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (HMS) used gene therapy to reverse genetically inherited deafness in mice, and believe the same technique […]