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.
Using a system that analyzes blood samples with unprecedented detail, a team led by Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers at Massachusetts General ...
When people become infected by HIV, it’s usually only a matter of time, barring drug intervention, until they develop full-blown AIDS. However, a small ...
A stiffening of the aging brain's blood vessels reduces their ability to respond to changes in blood pressure, increasing the risk of falls by as much as 70% according to a neurologist at Harvard Medical School
Declaring the University’s efforts to improve the state of global health knowledge, education, and capacity building to be one of her “very ...
Declaring the University’s efforts to improve the state of global health knowledge, education, and capacity building to be one of her “very highest priorities” as president of Harvard, Drew Faust today (May 18) announced the appointment of Sue J. Goldie, Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health and director of the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health, as the director of the Harvard Institute for Global Health (HIGH).
Michael Shannon, the first African-American full professor of pediatrics in Harvard Medical School’s history, died on March 10, 2009, at the age of 55. At Children’s Hospital Boston, Shannon directed the largest pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program in the country and trained subsequent leaders in toxicology and emergency medicine.
Beyond touring the campus, sampling public service programs, and attending courses and colloquiums, Return to Harvard Day was about reimmersion into the fabric of everyday life in the Harvard community for 250 alumni and alumnae.
Peter Emanuel Sifneos, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, died at his home in Belmont on Dec. 9, 2008, at the age of 88. He was an internationally renowned pioneer in the areas of short-term psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine.
Analysts from around the world gathered at Harvard Business School for a think tank on health care reform.
William “Bill” Avison Meissner, former Harvard Medical School clinical professor of pathology and emeritus professor of pathology at the New England Deaconess Hospital, died on Dec. 6, 2008, at age 95. Meissner’s expertise was in thyroid, soft tissue, and oropharyngeal tumors.
Nancy Rappaport, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has won the 2010 Julie Howe Book Award for her memoir, “In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide.”
Paul Charles Zamecnik, the Collis P. Huntington Professor of Oncologic Medicine Emeritus, died in Boston on Oct. 27, 2009, at the age of 96. During a research career that spanned more than 70 years, he made a series of scientific contributions that represented multiple fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.
A preliminary draft of the genome of the Neanderthal, our closest evolutionary relative, reveals in exquisite detail how this long-extinct member of the Homo genus relates to modern humans.
People have about the same risk of having suicidal thoughts or attempting suicide when starting out on antidepressants no matter what type of pill they're prescribed, new research shows.
A conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study examined the prevalence of patterns in the natural world, from enormous ones that order the cosmos to cellular and molecular patterns in living things.
Mental health ailments are widespread among Iraqi children and teenagers, a problem compounded by a lack of mental health treatment facilities and inattention to the problem, an Iraqi psychiatrist says.
Felice Frankel, a research associate in systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and her co-author help to explain nanoscale technology with a book of thorough explanations and colorful, illustrative photographs.
In Margaret Atwood’s futuristic The Year of the Flood, sex workers wear “Biofilm Bodygloves” to protect themselves from infection. It turns out, though, ...
A new report on global health policy calls for the United States to maintain its commitment to fight HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis and to double the funds ...
Scientists may be one step closer to being able to generate any type of cells and tissues from a patient's own cells, according to the results of ...
One day after Earth Day, Harvard continued to celebrate the environment, rolling out a green carpet for the individuals, teams, projects, and Schools that have advanced the cause of sustainability.
Harvard celebrates 40th anniversary of Earth Day with dinners, fairs, films, and discussions.
Low-income countries have doubled their domestic spending on health overall, reports a major new study over 12 years ending in 2006, but international ...
The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.
Surplus and waste laboratory equipment from Harvard is finding new life in labs overseas through two student groups and a nonprofit started by a former Harvard graduate student.
An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing ...
Oglesby Paul, a towering figure in the field of internal medicine and cardiology and one-time former dean of admissions at Harvard Medical School, is remembered for tirelessly serving both his patients and students.
Harvard Africa Focus opens series of panels, lectures, and performances highlighting the continent’s life and culture.
Bill Lee, who is the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, has seen Harvard from many vantage points: He attended the College, has taught at the Law School, served as an Overseer and has been a proud Harvard parent – twice. As he prepared to join the Corporation, Lee sat down with the Gazette to share his perspective on an institution that has been part of his life for four decades.