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Americans With Chronic Diseases Harmed By the Economic Downturn, Poll Finds

Many Americans living with diabetes, heart disease, or cancer believe their health has been or will be harmed by the ...

Lab Rat of the Week: Ruby A. Lai '12

Lab Rat of the Week: Ruby A. Lai '12


Obesity Spreads Like The Flu, Study Finds

Obesity spreads much like infectious diseases, particularly with respect to individuals’ social networks, Harvard researchers say.


Ruby A. Lai '12: The Bends, Nano-Style

To properly store her delicate samples of carbon nanotubes, Ruby A. Lai ’12 spent her hot summer in Cambridge fixing a helium fridge that could cool the temperature down to a few hundredths of a degree above absolute zero.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Stem Cell Study Retracted

A high-profile Harvard stem cell study published earlier this year was recently retracted from the journal Nature.


Study Unveils Mice That ‘Smell’ Light

Researchers from Harvard and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have engineered a mouse that can “smell” light, which offers a novel approach to studying the science of olfaction.

Jeremy Hsu

Studying Royal Migration

Monarch butterflies have been the center of attention for Jeremy L. Hsu ’11 for the past year and a half.


Harvard Undergraduates To Build Water Turbine

A team of undergraduates will build water-turbines that use flowing ocean water to generate electricity.

Harvard Business School

HBS Professor To Lead South Asia Initiative

Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna recently assumed the position of director of the University’s South Asia Initiative.

Student Life

Undergrad Appears on German TV Show

For Paul Glootz ’13, a pleasant weekend trip home to the city of Magdeburg, Germany, culminated in an appearance on a live German national television show on Monday night.


Harvard Study Opens New Front in Cancer Research

Harvard researchers have created a molecule that can block an important element of the on-off switch in cancer genes, potentially opening a new front in cancer research.


Through Interviews and Cameras, Harvard Student Tackles Liberian Poverty

One student's trip to Liberia began as senior thesis research and evolved into a larger community project with the potential to touch hundreds of lives.


Low-carb Diets May Negatively Affect Health

A low-carbohydrate diet with protein and fats primarily from meats may increase susceptibility to heart disease or cancer more so than a high-carbohydrate diet, according to a study published last week by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Harvard Medical School

Sleep Deprivation Affects Teen Appetites

Teenagers—especially girls—who regularly sleep less than eight hours a night tend to eat more fatty and sugary foods than those who maintain adequate sleep schedules, according to a study published in yesterday’s issue of the journal Sleep.

School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Study Explores Links to Autism

Harvard School of Public Health researchers recently discovered a link between the consumption of a common class of infertility drug while pregnant and the birth of autistic children.