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Laura K. Reston

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IOP Fellow Christina Bellantoni Discusses Twitter's Merits

Christina Bellantoni, a political reporter for the Washington newspaper “Roll Call,” discussed the merits and potential pitfalls of using Twitter in politics on Monday evening at the Institute of Politics.


Study on Cooperation Finds Subjects Online

Looking to study cooperation in action, a team of Harvard social scientists opted to forgo the all too familiar practice of hiring hordes of undergraduates and Cambridge residents as test subjects.


Barney Frank Pushes for Military Spending Cuts

The American government should drastically cut the excessive military budget, argued Barney Frank, the United States Representative for Massachusetts, during an Institute of Politics event at the Kennedy School on Wednesday evening.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Professor Studies Orphanage Impact on Brain Development

Lack of stimulation in Romanian orphanages stunts brain development in children, Harvard Medical School Professor of Pediatrics Charles A. Nelson said at a Harvard China Care event Tuesday evening.

School of Public Health

Trans Fat Consumption by Mothers Linked to Larger Babies

High trans fat consumption by mothers during the second trimester of pregnancy is linked to larger babies, according to a study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health.


Coffee Can Help Women Avoid Depression, Study Says

Women who drink coffee regularly are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study.


Harvard Ph.D. Amy Bishop Appears in Court for Allegedly Murdering Colleagues

Harvard-educated biology professor Amy Bishop, accused of murdering three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, pleaded not-guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on Thursday.