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Sustainability Goals
Research

University Sets New Goals for Curbing Consumption, Waste

University-wide goals include reducing per capita waste by 50 percent and water use by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline.

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.

Health

Study: Genes Can Help Explain Coffee Consumption

The research indicates that eight genes in the human body may be related to coffee consumption, either directly or indirectly.

Research

Researchers Unveil Nanoparticle Construction Method

By enabling the creation of nanoparticles in user-specified shapes out of materials like silver or gold, the breakthrough offers a range of applications in solar cells, disease detection, and laser technology.

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.

College

You're Researching What?

With so many academics and researchers around Harvard, eclectic topics are bound to emerge. Here are some of FM’s favorites.

Research

Researchers Shed Light on Pancreatic Cancer

The project aimed to gain more insight into circulating tumor cells—CTCs—and their role in metastasis, the spread of cancer from a primary tumor to the rest of the body.

Research

Organ-on-a-Chip Simulates Asthmatic Airway

The chip mimics the function of an asthmatic airway and has the potential to speed up the drug-testing process.

Digging up Harvard Yard
Crime

Today in Photos (10/06/2014)

Cherry Murray
Research

White House Honors SEAS Dean

Murray, who is one of the eight recipients of the medal for 2014, will receive the award at a ceremony at the White House later this year.

Research

Harvard Team's Big Bang Findings Called into Question

Findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite indicate that the data collected by Harvard’s telescope, BICEP2, did not completely account for galactic dust.

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.

Research

Wyss Institute Robotic Suit Wins $2.9 Million Contract

The robotic suit is designed to help soldiers travel farther, conserve energy, and shoulder heavy loads with less strain.

Research

Record-Setting $650M Donation Paves Way for Psychiatric Research at Broad

The donation is the largest ever given for psychiatric research, according to the institute’s press release, and promises to put the Cambridge-based biological research foundation on stable footing for years to come.

Commencement

CDC Director To Speak at Public Health School Commencement

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who has served as the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since May 2009, will headline the School of Public Health’s centennial Commencement exercises.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

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