• Coney Island

    Soft Touch

    The good medicine of gentle contact with our skin

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • Trust Me, I'm Your Smartphone

    Does digital communication affect our sense of belonging?

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • (Un)intended Consequences

    Unconscious bias hurts those on both sides of the white coat

    by Jake Miller

  • Support System

    The bond between doctors knows no borders

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • It Takes a Village

    Scientific inquiry requires perseverance collaboration

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • Opening Remarks

    A wide-ranging conversation with the new dean of HMS

    by Ann Marie Menting

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  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine 1883

    A Shared History

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine celebrates 150 years

    by Heather Denny

  • Family Van

    Wheels of Life

    The Family Van marks a quarter century of service

  • George Daley

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by George Q. Daley

  • Filarial worm

    Star Power

    Ingestible capsule could deliver medicine for two or more weeks

  • Metformin

    Double Duty

    Gene path could block cancer cell growth, support healthy aging

    by Sue McGreevey

  • Human heart scan

    Break It Up, Now

    Approach may lead to more effective removal of blood clots

  • Diabetic retinopathy

    Just a Dash

    Growth factor shown to protect the retina in early stage diabetes

    by Suzanne Day

  • Cervical vertebrae scan


    Serum microRNAs may serve as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis

  • Dopamine-producing cell

    Rest and Recoup

    Posture's role in masking cognitive deficits in Parkinson's

    by Jacqueline Mitchell

  • Fusobacterium nucleatum

    Food Court

    Gut microbes-diet-colorectal cancer link strengthens

  • Baby in hospital bassenet

    C Change

    Quality improvement efforts lower rate of cesarean deliveries

    by Emily Barrett

  • Hair cells treated with gene

    Listen Up

    Gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in mice

    by Ekaterina Pesheva and Elizabeth Dougherty

  • Book cover Attending

    Head Space

    A review of Attending

    by Elissa Ely

  • Electrocardiograph


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • Five Questions

    A profile of Cheri Blauwet, an adaptive sports expert

    by Susan Karcz

  • Rorschach test

    Pattern Recognition

    Older patients fare better with female physicians

    by Susan Karcz

  • Edgar Milford

    Taking a History

    A profile of Edgar Milford, class of 1971

    by Katie DuBoff

  • cover story winter 2017

    Cover Story

    From theme to ideation to design

    by Paul DiMattia