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by Piero Anversa, a leading figure in cardiovascular science, has come under fire after an article he co-authored was retracted from a major medical journal.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

Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Thomas Burke of Massachusetts General Hospital speaks Tuesday night about the importance of global maternal health and the role of men in the field. Burke, also an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, followed his lecture with a student discussion group.

Harvard Medical School

Researchers Identify New Treatment for Kidney Disease

A group of researchers led by Dr. Peter H. Mundel at Massachusetts General Hospital has recently identified the first targeted therapy for a specific type of kidney disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS.

College

Pre-Med Students Readjust Concentration Choices

Like many pre-medical students not in a science concentration, Haley P. Brown ’15 has struggled to balance her science courseload with classes for her Classics concentration and Spanish citation. As a result of the burden on students like Brown, the number of non-science-concentrating pre-meds has fallen by two-thirds over the past decade, according to the Office of Career Services.

Research

HPSH Study: High-Quality Surgical Care Linked to Low Hospital Readmission Rate

The study, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided numerical evidence that surgery, unlike general hospital care, can be assessed through hospital readmission rates.

Research

Study: Public, Policy Experts Disagree on Medicare

While the public-at-large is predominantly opposed to any cuts in the Medicare program, experts maintain that reducing spending is crucial to balancing the federal budget, the Harvard Opinion Research Program study says.

Health

HLS Event Opens Dialogue on Role of Race in Healthcare

While the influence of racial bias on patients choosing healthcare providers might be socially problematic, a number of healthcare providers at Harvard Law School Tuesday afternoon asserted that respecting such personal preferences could nevertheless be the key to improving medical care.

Science

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Premed students say they do not feel prepared for the MCAT after taking Harvard science courses.

Science

Premeds in Search of MCAT Prep Say Harvard Classes Provide Insufficient Instruction

With the Association of American Medical Colleges slated to introduce a new MCAT in 2015, Harvard students say that the premed track at Harvard does not adequately prepare them for the exam. And, they say, they often face prohibitively expensive costs when they turn to classes run by test preparatory companies for instruction.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

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

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture