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Health

Researchers Develop First Global Risk Model for Cardiovascular Disease

The project compiled data from eight preexisting cohort studies and aims to improve allotment of resources and disease treatment in low-income countries, according to the first authors.

Paul J. Barreira
College

Paul J. Barreira

UHS Director Paul J. Barreira said that a University Health Services study on the impact of exercise encouragement on mental health found no difference between control and treatment groups in a talk on Wednesday.

College

Science Journal Publishes Inaugural Issue

The ICSJ, a collaborative science publication featuring material from multiple colleges including Harvard, released its first issue in March.

Research

Broad Institute Announces Partnership with Calico

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT announced a partnership last week with Calico, a life sciences company backed by Google, to advance research on age-related diseases and therapeutics.

Alyssa A. Goodman
Research

Astronomy Professor Goodman Named Scientist of the Year

Astronomy professor Alyssa A. Goodman is the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2015 Scientist of the Year.

Research

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor named Sloan Fellow

Professor Ni researches ultracold atoms, which she said will help scientists better understand other physical systems.

Vaccine Public Health Talk
Health

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.

Science

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.

Research

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.

Health

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.

Research

Researchers Pave Way for Anti-Obesity Drug

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

Research

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.

Research

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.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

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Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction