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Med School Prof. Finds Brain Abnormalities in Young Marijuana Users

In a recent study, Jodi Gilman, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discovered brain abnormalities in young adults who are marijuana smokers.

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Study Links Television Viewing with Lesser Amounts of Sleep

Harvard researchers recently published the results of a long-term study showing that watching greater amounts of television is associated with lesser amounts of sleep for children in their infancy and middle childhood.

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One Year after Marathon Bombings, Countway Library’s Digital Archive Commemorates Emergency Medical Response

The Countway Library of Medicine is continuing its efforts to expand “Strong Medicine,” a digital archive that captures and compiles the stories of last year’s emergency respondents.


Study by Harvard-Affiliated Heart Researcher Retracted from Scientific Journal

Recent research by Piero Anversa, a leading figure in cardiovascular science, has come under fire after an article he co-authored was retracted from a major medical journal.

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Holden Chapel

Completed in 1744, Holden Chapel is the third oldest building at Harvard and one of the oldest college building in the nation. Holden Chapel is located in Holden Quadrangle in Harvard Yard.


Surgeon General Nominee To Speak at Medical, Dental Schools' Class Day

Embattled Surgeon General nominee Vivek H. Murthy ’98 will address graduates of the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine at Class Day on May 29.


Amid Opposition, White House 'Recalibrating' Approach for Harvard-Affiliated Surgeon General Nominee

The White House is “recalibrating” its efforts to appoint Vivek H. Murthy ’98, a Harvard Medical School instructor, as Surgeon General in response to strong opposition by the NRA and Congressional conservatives.


NFL Players Association Will Independently Fund Medical School Research Initiative

A ten-year Harvard Medical School initiative aimed at researching the health problems associated with playing football will be funded solely by the National Football League Players Association, not the National Football League, a spokesperson for the NFLPA confirmed Thursday.

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Medical School Radiology Expert Dies at 55

Jack Belliveau provided a major breakthrough in his field and went on to mentor many of today’s researchers. He died Feb. 14 due to complications of a gastrointestinal disorder.


HMS’s Grinspoon Calls for NFL Funding for Cannabis Research

Claiming that the cannabidiol in cannabis could help protect NFL players protect their brains, Lester Grinspoon hopes the NFL will "lead the way" by promoting research.

Harvard Medical Student Review
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Harvard Medical Student Review

HMS students Noor M.R. Beckwith ‘11, Omar Abudayyeh, and Jay Kumar and teaching assistant Adam Frange, founders of the Harvard Medical Student Review, pose together for the launch of the online journal.

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Medical School Launches Student-Run, Peer-Reviewed Journal

The Harvard Medical Student Review launched Monday under the leadership of Harvard Medical School, Harvard Dental School, and students and staff from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Despite Restored Cuts, Research Funding Outlook Still Gloomy

A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.

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Adjustment to New Technology Improves Efficiency of Genetic Editing

New technology being researched by professors at Harvard Medical School has made methods of gene surgery more efficient and accessible and can potentially help to address major diseases caused by genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia.

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Major University Donor Approaches HMS-Affiliated Hospital About China Expansion

Brigham and Women's Hospital's board of trustees is currently considering a proposal for a project in China, presented by Evergrande Real Estate Group, a major Harvard donor.

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For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

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