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Research

Harvard Medical School Researchers Awarded Twitter Data Grant

As one of the inaugural recipients of a Twitter Data Grant, a team of Harvard researchers will study new methods of detecting outbreaks of foodborne illness.

Harvard Horizons Symposium
FAS

Graduate Students Present Research at Annual Symposium

Eight graduate students presented research on a range of topics at the Harvard Horizons symposium on Tuesday in Sanders Theatre.

SEAS Protest
Research

Protesters Sing Honeybeelujahs Against Robobees

Members of the activist group known as the Church of Stop Shopping protested a research project focused on creating and studying insect-like robots on Tuesday.

Responding to Drug Use
Research

You Might Want To Read This Study Before 4/20

Before indulging in any sins on the most holy day of the Christian calendar, you might want to check out a recent study, which found that even casual marijuana use, or smoking at least once a week, may lead to significant changes in the brain.

Health

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.

Research

Harvard Library and Museum in D.C. Join HUCTW

After a majority vote April 1, 45 Dumbarton Oaks employees are now eligible to join the Harvard Union for Clerical and Technical Workers.

Research

2014-2015 Du Bois Institute Fellows Announced

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced its 23 W. E. B. Du Bois fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year on Tuesday.

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by Piero Anversa, a leading figure in cardiovascular science, has come under fire after an article he co-authored was retracted from a major medical journal.

State of the University
Research

University Will Adopt UN-Backed Investment Principles, Launch New Climate Change Initiatives

The three-fold endeavor will launch a research-focused Climate Change Solutions Fund, increase sustainability measures on campus, and affirm the endowment’s commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially conscious investing.

Research

Harvard-Led Collaboration Makes 'Historic Discovery' on Big Bang

An astrophysics team, headed by Harvard associate astronomy professor John M. Kovac, announced on Monday that it has discovered the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation and gravitational waves.

Football

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.

Research

Broad Institute Finds Gene Mutation, Prevents Diabetes

Researchers at the Broad Institute have discovered several gene mutations that potentially protect against type 2 diabetes, according to a journal article published in Nature Genetics earlier this month.

Research

Researchers Find Novel Methods to Study Alzheimer's

Harvard scientists have made a breakthrough in studying early onset Alzheimer’s Disease by converting patients’ skin cells into neurons in the hopes of facilitating a better understanding of the disease and creation of drug therapies.

Research

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.

Research

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.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

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