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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.
The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.
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.
Genitalia development, according to the study, is closely linked to the growth and presence of limbs in animals such as snakes, lizards, and birds.
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.
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.
More than half of poll respondents said they were concerned there would be an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. in the next year, though some faculty members said that an outbreak is unlikely.
Through studying the specimen, evolutionary geneticists have determined that the ancestors of modern humans and present-day people of Eurasian descent have similar levels of Neanderthal DNA.
A new study found that, although cancer patients are enrolling in hospice programs at higher rates, their consumption of intensive hospital services near the end of life has increased as well.
Last week, the Bertarelli Program, a collaboration involving Harvard Medical School, announced that it will award a series of grants totaling $3.6 million to launch five research projects in neuroengineering.
The test, developed by Professor James J. Collins and others at the Wyss Institute, can test for the virus in 30 minutes, with each test costing less than one dollar to produce.
Physics phenomena are simpler and more elegant than people think, Juan Maldacena, professor of theoretical astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study, told a packed Pfizer Lecture Hall Tuesday night.
Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.
A new variation of gene therapy raises hopes for a safe and effective long-term treatment for the life-threatening heritable disorder.