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“Very few Harvard professors go straight from the classroom into the cold room of electoral politics — Elizabeth Warren’s done it and a few others … but rather few run for elective office,” said Michael Ignatieff, a former Harvard Kennedy School professor who ran for prime minister of Canada.

Northern exposure

How a professor went from his classroom at Harvard to the back rooms of Canadian national politics, and what he learned



In 1983, an effort to save two critically burned Wyoming boys led Boston doctors to transplant laboratory-grown skin created through a  procedure pioneered by Harvard Professor Howard Green (pictured). “Once we learned how to grow the cells, it was obvious what we were going to do," said Green. "Use them for people with third-degree burns."

Recalling a lab-led rescue

Pushing the boundaries of regenerative medicine, Howard Green helped save two young burn victims in the summer of '83