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Science

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.

Science

‘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
Science

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.

Science

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.

Health

Poll Reveals Concerns, Misconceptions of Ebola

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.

Research

45,000-Year-Old Bone Connects Modern Humans to Neanderthals

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.

Health

Study Sheds Light on End-of-Life Care

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.

Research

Engineering Research Partnerships To Launch in Jan.

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.

Health

Harvard Researchers Create Prototype Test for Ebola

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 Talk: Juan Maldacena
Events

Guest Lecturer Highlights 'Beauty' in the Higgs Boson

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.

Cabot Library
Sciences Division

Cabot Library Renovations To Begin as Early as Fall 2015

Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.

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.

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Playing with the Rules
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Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads