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Research

With Collaboration, Scientists Test Gene Therapy for 'Bubble Boy Disease'

A new variation of gene therapy raises hopes for a safe and effective long-term treatment for the life-threatening heritable disorder.

Harvard Medical School

Mass. Gen. Eyes Expansion in China; Harvard Not Involved

The project, under the working title “MGH Hospital China,” would be MGH’s first major international satellite and has the potential to be a key source of revenue for the hospital.

Research

New Tool Makes Cancer Analysis More Accessible

A team of Harvard researchers and their colleagues have developed a new software platform that makes it easier for scientists to understand and analyze the many forms of cancer.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta at IOP
IOP

Dr. Sanjay Gupta at IOP

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN, spoke about the potential of medical marijuana during an Institute of Politics forum event on Wednesday evening. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Staci Gruber, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta at IOP
IOP

Sanjay Gupta Discusses Possibilities, Challenges of Medical Marijuana

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussed the possibilities and challenges in expanding medical marijuana at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday.

Research

Study: Antidepressant Use Harmful During Pregnancy

A study co-authored by Harvard professors and researchers has linked antidepressant use during pregnancy to nearly twice the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for the unborn child.

Commencement

Dr. Andrew T. Weil ‘63-’64, Pioneer of Integrative Medicine

Weil’s successful career in promoting integrative medicine, a field he helped found, would come later. At the College, Weil enjoyed the camaraderie, creativity, and hijinks of extracurricular activity.

Mob Malaria
Student Life

Students Organize International 'Mobs' To Raise Awareness of Malaria

Large crowds milled about the tables, benches, and food trucks, poised to take part in a synchronized flash mob to raise awareness of the need to eradicate malaria.

Research

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by Piero Anversa, a leading figure in cardiovascular science, has come under fire after an article he co-authored was retracted from a major medical journal.

Holden Chapel
Religion

Services, Cadavers, and Collegium: The History of Holden Chapel

A young Holyoke of the Class of 1746 chronicled the happenings at Harvard College before his admission: “1742, June 2. Foundation of the Chapel Laid Some part of ye begin’g of this month. [sic]” Thus he recorded the beginning of a symbolic change in the Harvard Yard: the construction of its first chapel. Despite the many religious commitments of Harvard men, who read the Scriptures multiple times in a day and practiced the teachings of the Bible, a century went by until Holden was built.

Getting Snipped
Medicine

Planning Ahead: When to Get Snipped

It’s March Madness, and we all know what that means—illegal office pools, Duke losses, Harvard upsets, and, of course, the famed March Madness vasectomy. Wait, what?

Politics

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.

Poster Child
Science

Poster Child

A poster of the human skeletal system hangs at the Body of Knowledge display in Science Center 251. The exhibition, which focuses on the history of human anatomy, runs until Dec. 5, 2014.

Health

Creatine Supplement Slows Onset of Huntington’s Disease

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a potential method to slow the onset of Huntington’s disease, according to a study slated to be published in next month’s issue of the journal “Neurology.”

Religion

Panelists Discuss the Role of Prayer as a Placebo

Prayer not only offers spiritual benefits, but can also function as a placebo and provide physical advantages, professors said at a panel Tuesday afternoon entitled “Placebo and Prayer: Why Prayer Practice May Help Heal.”

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith