• Not Inconceivable

    The ethics of access and application of reproductive assistance

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • Think Globally, Act Locally

    Social responsibility and science

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • In Short Supply

    Medical response to disaster care is becoming standardized

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • Morality Tales

    What one physician considers when writing about patients

    by Perri Klass

  • A Fine Line

    Is it time to reconsider the dead-donor rule?

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Group of six male neurobiologists circa 1960

    On Our Mind

    Neurobiology at HMS celebrates 50 years

    by Michael Rafferty

Also in this issue

  • bell-shaped portion of plastic blood separation apparatus


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • portrait of Yeou-Cheng Ma

    Taking A History

    A profile of Yeou-Cheng Ma, Class of 1977

    by Susan Karcz

  • photo of Barbara McNeil, HMS acting dean

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by Barbara McNeil

  • photo of Barbara McNeil

    Second Time Around

    Barbara McNeil serves as interim dean

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • photo of George Q. Daley

    Welcome to Gordon Hall

    HMS alumnus named School's new dean

  • group photo of medical and dental school students in their white coats

    A 2020 Look at the Future

    Incoming class participates in Orientation Day

    by Susan Karcz and Jake Miller

  • series of brain scan images

    Picture Perfect

    Digital tool to aid clinicians who order imaging tests

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • William Kaelin Receives 2016 Lasker

    Award recognizes work on cells' response to no oxygen

  • Tidy Package

    Insight into how immature egg cells protect contents over time

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • artist's rendering of fragmented memory

    The Long View

    Post-surgical delirium could warn of cognitive decline

    by Courtney Howe

  • microscopic view of protein complex moving along cell wall

    Hoop Dreams

    New class of cell wall builders may offer antibiotic target

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • ultrasound showing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Broader Reach, Better Diagnoses

    Diversity lacking in genetic testing for cardiac anomaly

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • microscopic view of acute myeloid leukemia cells

    More Fat, Please

    Cancers' taste for fat may prove to be their Achilles' heel

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • cabinet filled with folders of paper patient records

    Keep Calm

    Electronic records don't lead to adverse inpatient outcomes

    by Katherine Igoe

  • photo of mutating bacterial colonies

    They're Alive!

    Watching bacteria mutate to overcome antibiotics

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • stack of unbound manuscripts

    Good Intentions

    Nearly half of pediatric trials go unfinished or unpublished

    by Nancy Fliesler

  • drawing of inner ear

    No Beans About It

    Antibiotic gel may offer relief for ear infections

    by Nancy Fliesler

  • Five Questions

    A profile of Johnny Kung, a genetics educator

    by Susan Karcz

  • Cover Story

    From theme to ideation to design

    by Jill Carrico