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Vaccine Public Health Talk

Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

In the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California, panelists emphasized the need for Americans to be more informed in their decisions for or against vaccination Wednesday.


Lab Rat of the Week: Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell, who is a biology professor, curator of Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, combines his diverse interests in science and music in his teaching.

Sciences Division

Artist-in-Residence Draws Inspiration from Physics

Kim Bernard, the Physics department's Artist-in-Resident, draws inspiration from the physical sciences in her sculptures.

Sciences Division

BioVisions Initiative Highlights Importance of Life Sciences Visualizations

BioVisions, an initiative supported by Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, works to make digital visualization a more common tool in studying the life sciences.


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.


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.


Researchers Pave Way for Anti-Obesity Drug

The discovery could help transform the body’s energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat.


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.


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.


Herbarium Celebrates 90 Years

To honor the anniversary, former interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister discussed a few of the collections out of the millions of specimens in the Herbarium.


‘Breakthough Prize’ Grants $3 Million to Univ. Researchers

The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.

Limbs and Genetalia

Limbs and Genetalia

A photo of a house snake embryo, in which the hemipenis bud can be seen near the tail end of the embryo. Research by Harvard scientists shows that genitalia placement is related to limb placement, demonstrated in snake embryos.

Limbs and Genetalia
Harvard Medical School

Med School Study Explores Genitalia Formation

Genitalia development, according to the study, is closely linked to the growth and presence of limbs in animals such as snakes, lizards, and birds.

Counter Throwback
Harvard Medical School

Study Finds Connection Between Lead Poisoning, Breast Milk

After publishing the results of his study in July, S. Allen Counter, Jr., Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School, has led efforts to mitigate lead poisoning through education.


15Q: Jonathan Eig, Author of 'The Birth of the Pill'

Sex: college students are pretty much always thinking, talking about, and (sometimes) doing it. That hasn’t always been the case. Recently journalist Jonathan Eig spoke at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School about his new book, “The Birth of the Pill.” The story of the birth control pill’s invention is riddled with twists, turns, dashing characters, and plenty of sexual activity. FM’s conversation with Eig was less salacious, but no less salty or stimulating.

9/11 Memorial

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall