Pakistan’s long-term water security requires institutional renewal and new infrastructure, including new dams, on the Indus River.
Medical malpractice and guarding against suits cost the U.S. about $55.6 billion annually, or 2.4 percent of the total health-care bill, according to Harvard University’s Atul Gawande and co-authors.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry Marc J. Kaufman and Associate Professor of Psychology Dara Manoach, both of Harvard Medical School, are among 42 innovative researchers awarded NARSAD 2010 Independent Investigator grants for schizophrenia research.
Ron Spalletta, whose first poem has just been published, is a clerkship manager at Harvard Medical School.
John Case Nemiah, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at both Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, died on May, 11 2009, at the age of 90, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Widely beloved as a teacher, editor, academic leader and friend, he served as the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Beth Israel Hospital from 1968 to 1985.
On November 25, 2009, Dr. Robert Moors Smith died two weeks before he would have been 97. A pioneer of modern anesthesia practice, he was considered the “Father of Pediatric Anesthesiology” in the United States.
Harvard goes into overdrive in the summer months with a new crop of students ready to learn, and a variety of outreach programs developed for the local community.
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and Harvard Medical School link chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus
Once thought to be a problem primarily in the developed world, cancer is now a leading cause of death and disability in poorer countries. Almost two-thirds of the 7.6 million cancer deaths in the world occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital have determined that hearing loss in adolescents has increased over the past 15 years.
According to a paper to be published online in the Lancet on Aug. 16, the international community must discard the notion that cancer is a “disease of the rich” and approach it as a global priority.
“Love stinks!” the J. Geils band told the world in 1980, and while you can certainly argue whether or not this tender and ineffable spirit of affection has ...
Emre Basar seeks to understand how small interfering RNA (siRNA) can be harnessed and integrated into cells with the goal of silencing the expression of certain proteins that allow diseases like breast cancer and HIV to proliferate inside the body.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) find that people's brain rhythms during sleep may hold the answer to sleeping through loud noise.
A new Harvard study shows that ratios between males and females affect human longevity.
Expectant mothers who gain large amounts of weight tend to give birth to heavier infants who are at higher risk for obesity later in life. But it's never been proven that this tendency results from the weight gain itself, rather than genetic or other factors that mother and baby share.
Business neophytes at Harvard and MIT wrap up the annual case competition, stepping out of their everyday fields to learn about being business consultants.
Two new computerized tests, developed at Harvard, show promise in predicting patients’ risk of attempting suicide.
Two Harvard faculty members and members of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, David Scadden and Leonard Zon, have won awards from the American Society of Hematology for contributions to understanding and treating blood diseases.
The Harvard Corporation has adopted a University-wide conflict of interest policy, the first time such a policy has been crafted to cover faculty members across the entire campus.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) released a series of revisions to its conflict of interest (COI) policy today that strengthens its commitment to transparency ...
Two groups of Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have independently made similar discoveries about the characteristics of induced pluripotent stem ...
Test could predict which children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia are best candidates for clinical trials of new therapies, research finds.
Six Harvard affiliates have been named recipients of fellowships by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting exceptional early-career researchers and innovative cancer research.
Implementing a program of universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) for infected individuals could have a major impact on the ...
Partners In Health, the Boston-based global health initiative that has been the face of health care in Haiti after the devastating earthquake six months ago, is building a new teaching hospital there.
As medical technologies extend the lives of the sickest, medical schools across the country have struggled to find a way to help doctors better navigate new moral quandaries around death and dying.
Miriah Myer, a postdoctoral fellow, is a computer scientist using technology to better model and clarify medical data.
Users of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have higher rates of sexually transmitted disease (STD) than do non-users, Harvard researchers at Massachusetts ...
More than two billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical treatment, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health ...
Rare variants in the gene coding of an enzyme that controls the activity of a key immune cell occur more often in people with autoimmune disorders like ...
Fasting helps cause an enzyme with several important roles in energy metabolism to turn off the body's generation of fats and cholesterol, Harvard ...
Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have devised a method that may allow clinicians to use higher doses of a powerful chemotherapy drug that has been limited because it is toxic not only to tumors but to patients’ kidneys.
Researchers, led by Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Shiladitya Sengupta, have devised a way to improve a low-cost, effective cancer drug, cisplatin, whose use has been limited by its toxicity.
Researchers gather to share information about the latest advances in understanding how the oldest part of the body’s immune system might help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung on a microchip. The device, about the size of a rubber eraser, acts much like a lung in a human body and is made using human lung and blood vessel cells.
The Glenn Laboratories hosted the annual symposium on aging, reviewing new developments in understanding the mechanisms of growing old.
Six Harvard University graduate students are among the 13 local graduate students who will spend the summer working in key state agencies as Rappaport Public Policy Fellows.
Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Fernando Camargo, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) Alexander Gimelbrant, and Sun Hur, assistant professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS, have been named 2010 Pew Scholars in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The American Psychiatric Association honored McLean Hospital affiliates Paul J. Barreira and Martin P. Kafka on May 24 for their significant career accomplishments.
David Bor, Charles S. Davidson Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was recently honored with the third annual Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Art of Healing Award.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine (MGH-CRM) have a developed a new type ...
A therapy that multiplies the effect of a natural disease-fighting antibody has extended the lives of patients with metastatic melanoma in a large, international clinical trial.
In nature, cells and tissues assemble and organize themselves within a matrix of protein fibers that ultimately determines their structure and function, such as the elasticity of skin and the contractility of heart tissue. These natural design principles have now been successfully replicated in the lab by bioengineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Miriah Meyer isn’t a biologist, but she helps biologists better understand their work. A postdoctoral research fellow in computer science in Harvard’s ...
Members of Harvard’s Class of 1950 reminisce about their undergrad years and discuss where their lives went in the 60 years that followed.
Alfred Pope, professor of neuropathology emeritus at Harvard Medical School and senior neuropathologist at McLean Hospital, died on Feb. 13, 2009, at Fox Hill Village in Westwood, Mass., at the age of 94. Pope, one of the world’s most eminent neuropathologists, served at McLean for more than six decades.
Raymond Delacy Adams, Bullard Professor of Neuropathology emeritus at Harvard Medical School, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Oct. 18, 2008, at the age of 97. Adams was considered by his peers to be one of the pre-eminent neurologists of the 20th century.
Harvey Goldman, professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, died on April 6, 2009, from complications of a hematologic disorder. Goldman was not only a master educator, but also an outstanding surgical pathologist and investigator in the field of gastrointestinal pathology.
Daniel Charles Tosteson, former dean of the Harvard Faculty of Medicine and Caroline Shields Walker Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology, died on May 27, 2009, at the age of 84 after a long and courageous struggle with Parkinson’s disease. His 20-year leadership of the Harvard Medical Faculty was marked by innovation, change, and renewal. His imprint on the Medical School will be felt for generations to come.