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Poor diet and air pollution are two of the leading drivers of disease across the world, according to Aaron Bernstein, associate director for the Center for Health and the Global Environment, who lectured on “The Health Benefits of Going Green” as part of the Ed Portal’s Faculty Speaker Series.

A better way of living

Speaker extols health benefits of going green — for our bodies and our planet


Blake Hauser (drilling) and Julia Gelissen practicing drilling and inserting intramedullary nail on sawbones model.

No bones about it

Program encourages women med students to specialize in orthopaedics


A team of researchers led by Emily Balskus has identified the culprit gene in a cardiac-drug-eating bacterium that produces the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the active ingredient.

Enzyme interference

Study identifies bacterial gene responsible for producing enzyme that consumes cardiac drug


To increase scientific understanding of biological systems, Harvard is launching an interdisciplinary research effort called the Quantitative Biology Initiative to be headed by Sharad Ramanathan (left) and Vinothan Manoharan, with support from University President Drew Faust and Dean Michael D. Smith.

Biology without borders

New Quantitative Biology Initiative will bring together physical and life scientists to answer major questions