The study published in the January 2005 issue of the American Journal of Public Health is among the first to examine how patient demographic factors ...
According to the study's lead author, Brigham Women's Hospital's Derek W. Abbott, "The discovery of this faulty signaling process is a first step in helping us understand and ultimately address the underlying mechanism that causes Crohn's disease to develop.
Over 115,000 participants who were free of cardiovascular disease or cancer, who were between the ages of 30 and 55 and had filled out biennial health ...
An enzyme, a histone demethylase, removes methyl groups appended to histones, nuclear proteins that organize DNA and regulate gene activity. Methyl groups ...
Researchers in the lab of Tom Ellenberger, the Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical ...
When a protein is made its DNA code must first be rewritten as messenger RNA (mRNA). This process of transcription requires a large enzyme complex, RNA ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences November 16, 2004, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Dr. Edward Peirson Richardson, Jr., Harvard Medical School Bullard Professor of Neuropathology, Emeritus, died November 30, 1998 after a long battle with lymphoma. EP, as he was known to generations of trainees and colleagues, was a gentleman and scholar of the highest standing. He was born at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 3, 1918, the descendant of two illustrious Boston medical families. EPs father and paternal grandfather were chiefs of the Surgical Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital as well as professors at Harvard Medical School and he was the sixth Shattuck physician in the direct line including four generations of Harvard Medical School professors, the first of whom also served as Dean (1864-1869). After preparation at Milton Academy, EP joined the Harvard College Class of 1939, majoring in German, and subsequently the Harvard Medical School Class of 1943A.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences December 14, 2004, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
From Howard Deans fundraising to the technology of voting, the Internet and online technology took a starring role in the 2004 election. But once the votes were tallied, did the Internet matter? Last week (Dec. 9 - 11), the Votes, Bits & Bytes conference at Harvard Law Schools (HLS) Berkman Center for Internet and Society explored the role of the Internet in the United States and international elections as well as in the broader contexts of politics and citizenship. Scholars, bloggers, journalists, entrepreneurs, and political organizers - including the e-campaign managers for both George W. Bush and John Kerry - gathered for spirited discussions of online implications for democracy and citizenship.
Anna Franekova 05 and Cora Tsang 05 share the 2004-2005 Tazuko Ajiro Monane Prize, which is awarded each year to an outstanding student of Japanese who has completed at least two years of Japanese language study at Harvard. Tsang (above center) takes photos with friends at the ceremony honoring the winners.
Scholars at Risk Fellowship nominations sought The Harvard Scholars at Risk committee is now accepting nominations from Harvard faculty, staff, and ...
Five seniors receive traveling Rockefeller Fellowships Concluding its annual meeting and interviews at Harvard on Dec. 10 and 11, the Michael C. ...
Despite an ongoing national effort to limit exposure to lead, most adults in the United States have accumulated a substantial amount of this noxious metal in their bones. A new Harvard study ties this lurking danger to an increased risk of cataracts, the leading cause of age-related blindness in the world.
DEAS researchers model how brain encodes information By mining direct recordings of neuronal activity in live animals as they viewed natural scenes, ...
For an article in the Dec. 9, 2004 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Atul Gawande, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a ...
Guy Stuart, an associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, is the author of a new study, "Boston at the Crossroads: Racial ...
Resuming the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is the single most important step the United States can take to regain its stature in the world, Gen. Anthony Zinni told a packed house Dec. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
The average wedding ring contains about two-tenths of an ounce of gold, or $88 worth, according to the latest market prices. It almost seems like a bargain when you consider that in order to produce that much gold, 60 tons of ore must be gouged out of the ground, crushed into small pieces, then leached from its mineral matrix with a weak cyanide compound.
Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor for the Study of Latin America at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) and director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project, has received the highest decoration the Mexican government can bestow on a foreign national, the Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca (Order of the Aztec Eagle). Calling Carrasco a man of our time, a man of enormous vitality and value, Carlos de Icaza, the Ambassador of Mexico, decorated Carrasco at a ceremony held at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., Thursday (Dec. 9).
Mention the words European architecture, and what comes to mind is likely to be a broad survey of periods and styles ranging from the temples of ancient Greece to the latest buildings of Rem Koolhaas or Frank Gehry.
If a flu pandemic similar to the deadly one that spread in 1918 occurs, it may be possible to keep the pandemic in check through vaccinations, a new study suggests. The infamous 1918 pandemic killed up to 40 million people worldwide, but the virus strain was not unusually contagious compared with other infectious diseases such as measles, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). However, the 1918 flu was quite lethal once contracted, believed to be 10 times more lethal than other pandemic strains.
Dickens redux: In a scene that looks like it could have come from A Christmas Carol, Richard Masters 49, M.D. 53, Ph.D. 64, plays Beethovens Moonlight Sonata at the Faculty Club.
Catherine McKenna, a medievalist who has written engagingly on Welsh poetry and prose and Irish saga and hagiography, has been appointed Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, effective July 1, 2005.
Boston is whiter than most U.S. metropolitan areas - 81 percent compared with a national average of 66 percent - and in many of the regions suburbs, whites have little chance of encountering others different from themselves, a situation that Guy Stuart finds troubling.
It sounds like a bad joke: What happens when two psychologists and a lawyer join forces?
Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers announced Monday that the University will double the dollars available for campus conservation projects through the Green Campus Loan Fund - to $6 million - with the aim of financing greater energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction across Harvard.
Nationwide, a higher percentage of students in charter schools are judged proficient on state reading and math exams than their peers in the nearest traditional school, according to a new study by Professor of Economics Caroline Hoxby. If a charter school has been operating for more than nine years, she found, 10 percent more students are scoring at or above the proficiency level in both subjects.
Icers back off Bears, 4-1, land league praise The host Harvard men's hockey team defeated Hockey East foe Maine, 4-1, on Dec. 11 to collect its fifth ...
A tattered Harvard womens basketball team dug deep this past Saturday (Dec. 11) to hold off the feisty Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Blue Devils at Lavietes Pavilion, 70-55. With league-leading scorer Reka Cserny 05 out with a sprained ankle, junior forward Kate Mannering - sporting a bandage all her own above her lip (concealing five stitches from a practice injury) - filled the void with a career-high 18 points on eight-for-12 shooting (in addition to a career-best four steals) to send the Blue Devils packing with a 1-5 record.
The A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture in Israel has recently awarded Michael O. Rabin, Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Computer Science, the 2004 EMET Prize in the exact sciences (computer sciences).
Carolyn Abbate, a wide-ranging humanist who ranks among the worlds foremost authorities on opera, has been appointed professor of music in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2005.
Charles Alcocks history of managing large projects in astronomy will come in handy as he tackles what he said is his biggest challenge so far as the new director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
Harvards new Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI), announced last spring by President Lawrence H. Summers, has led to the admission of more financial aid students in this years Early Action competition, especially those from low- and moderate-income backgrounds. More than twice as many admitted students were granted application fee waivers this year compared with last year (43 vs. 20) - a strong indication they will be eligible for the HFAI once their financial aid applications are completed. More than 61 percent of admitted students have applied for financial assistance compared with 58 percent last year.
President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates:
Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Dec. 13. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor.
Maria Stavropoulos 05 reads under some diverse holiday decorations at Gato Rojo Cafe in Dudley Hall.
Dec. 16, 1948 - The Law School Forum makes its first television appearance on Boston's WBZ-TV with a discussion of Boston traffic and housing ...
The Harvard University Gazette will suspend printed publication through early February. It will resume publishing with the Feb. 3 edition. Keep up with all the latest University news by visiting http://www.harvard.edu.
A panel on possible future steps to combat climate change Monday (Dec. 13) discussed embracing market-based incentives for carbon dioxide reductions and starting a new dialogue between the worlds two biggest carbon dioxide emitters - the United States and China.
Harvard University is embarking on a collaboration with Google that could harness Googles search technology to provide to both the Harvard community and the larger public a revolutionary new information location tool to find materials available in libraries.
"Our study underscores the need [for medical professionals] to address psychological factors that may influence decision- making, in order to help women ...
"This study, yet again, highlights the need for Congress to revisit the way dietary supplements are regulated in the U.S.," said co- author David ...
As the Boston Red Sox swept their way to a World Series victory this past October, innumerable messages of support began appearing all over the metropolitan area. There was one, however, that outshone the rest. Each night, the words Go Sox in letters 20 feet high, glowed on the side of Chelseas enormous salt pile, repository for all the highway salt in eastern Massachusetts.
Nothing will come of nothing, said King Lear. Obviously, he hadnt heard about Zero Arrow Street.
Keep your word, build relationships in both parties, and find meaningful issues to work on. That was the advice from current and former congressional and White House staffers to 23 newly elected members of Congress during a four-day conference at the John F. Kennedy School of Government last week.
In honor of International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), the Program on Negotiation (PON) - a consortium of faculty, students, and staff at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and other area universities - together with Harvard Friends of Amnesty International, the Human Rights Program, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is sponsoring a special advance screening of Hotel Rwanda today (Dec. 9) at 9 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St.
Ashwini Vasanthakumar 04 and Silas Xu 05 have won International Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford University in England, bringing to eight the number of Harvard students or alumni to win a Rhodes Scholarship this year.
War and truth telling dominated last weekends Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism (Dec. 3-5). The ongoing violence in Iraq and postelection timing lent a sense of urgency to the many lectures, panel discussions, and question sessions about improving the craft and content of news writing.
It is the moment of truth for the Republican Party and American conservatism, journalist William Kristol told a Kennedy School audience Wednesday night (Dec. 1). President George Bushs narrow but clear re-election victory supplemented by GOP gains in both the House and Senate provide a unique opportunity, he said, for dynamic change in Washington.