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Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

More Students Take Time Off Before Applying to Medical School

Alumni make up a growing majority of Harvard applicants accepted to medical school as taking time off become increasingly common.

Research

Study Finds Strong Genetic Component to Obesity

A new finding by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium has identified 97 gene regions associated with obesity, tripling the number of such genes previously known.

Research

Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic for Virus Detection

Thanks to research by Lee Gehrke, a professor of health sciences and technology, and other researchers at Harvard and MIT, viruses like Ebola may be more rapidly detected and tracked than ever before.

Harvard Medical School

Odyssey Program Poised to Revolutionize Research

Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital are using Odyssey, a computing environment, to process big data in their research.

A Father at the Scene
Crime

A Father at the Scene

James Pittelli of New York was waiting for his son, who was undergoing heart surgery when police rushed into the waiting area. "People came in and started yelling, ‘You gotta get out, you gotta get out of the building now.’”

Shooting at Brigham
Crime

Shooting at Brigham

A police officer stands outside the Shapiro building of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Longwood on Tuesday, where Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Michael J. Davidson was shot earlier that morning.

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Conflict at the Scene

Members of the Boston Police Department and Brigham and Women's Hospital personnel cross Francis Street away from the Harvard-affiliated hospital's Shapiro building, where Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Michael J. Davidson was shot on Tuesday morning.

Outside Brigham and Women's Hospital
Crime

Outside Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women's hospital personnel cross Francis Street outside the Shapiro building where Harvard Medical School assistant professor Michael J. Davidson was shot Tuesday morning.

Research

Company Partners with Harvard, Brigham To Develop Ebola Drug

Canadian pharmaceutical company H&P Labs, Inc., announced earlier this month a partnership with Harvard and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital dedicated to the development of a new drug to fight the Ebola virus.

Vivek Murphy
Politics

Senate Approves Med School Prof. Murthy as Surgeon General

Though President Barack Obama nominated Murthy for the position in Nov. 2013, conservative members of Congress objected to his history of political activism.

Health

Researchers Uncover Link Between Mediterranean Diet, Aging

A recent study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that telomeres, biomarkers of aging, could contribute to the benefits of this dietary pattern.

Research

Blood Mutations May Indicate Higher Cancer Likelihood, Researchers Find

Two independent research teams affiliated with Harvard have found a link between a mutation in the blood and an increase in the likelihood of developing blood cancers.

Research

New Genetic Testing May Aid in Cancer Treatment

Experts say that a new gene screening called the Rapid Heme Panel may be a game-changer in cancer treatment.

Research

Study: Police Face Higher Risk of Cardiac Death Under Stress

The research follows a previous study on the risk of sudden cardiac death members of the fire service face in high stress versus non-emergency situations.

Research

Researchers Recreate Pain-Sensing Neurons

The study specifically aimed to simulate primary afferent nociceptors, very specialized pain-sensing neurons.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction