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Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School

Biden Selects Harvard Professor as National Cancer Institute Director

Monica M. Bertagnolli, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute in its 85-year history.

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Harvard Medical School

Preston J. Phillips, HMS Alum Killed in Tulsa Shooting, Remembered as ‘A Person of Extraordinary Warmth, Compassion’

Preston J. Phillips, a Harvard Medical School alum killed in a June 1 mass shooting in Tulsa, Okla., is remembered by his friends and colleagues as a talented surgeon who cared about providing care to those who needed it most.

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College

Harvard Medical School Professors to Serve as Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans

Harvard Medical School professors Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 ​​and Daniel G. Deschler will serve as Leverett House’s interim faculty deans, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to Leverett affiliates Tuesday.

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Harvard Law School

Unstandardized Admissions

Stakeholders throughout higher education — and Harvard itself — are split on the role that standardized tests like the SAT and GRE should play in admissions.

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Health

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.

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Research

Harvard Medical School Researchers Develop Genetic Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

The Harvard Graduate Council elected Carlos A. Gonzalez Sierra, a joint-degree student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, as its new president on Monday. Harvard Divinity School student Mayank D. Kumar will serve as vice president of the body.

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Health

HMS and Broad Institute Researchers Discover First Strong Genetic Link to Bipolar Disorder

A research team including scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reported the first strong genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on April 1.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid

A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.

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Research

Harvard Medical School Study Reveals Irregular Sleep Pattern, High-Fat Diet Can Cause Reduced Glucose Tolerance

Harvard Medical School researchers discovered that recurrent circadian disruption can cause reduced glucose tolerance when combined with a high-fat “Western-style” diet.

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Research

‘This Is Our Fight Against Cancer’: Researchers Find HIV Drug Promising for Cancer Treatment

Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Research

Harvard Health Researchers Launch Website to Dispel Cancer Misinformation

Harvard and Dana-Farber researchers launched a website called Cancer FactFinder to provide vetted information about the causes of cancer on this year’s World Health Day.

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Harvard Medical School

Applications to Harvard Medical School Drop Back to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Applications to Harvard Medical School fell back to near pre-pandemic levels this year after a sharp increase last cycle.

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Harvard Medical School

Journals Retract Eight Studies Co-Authored by Former Harvard Medical School Professor

Eight published articles — including two full studies and six abstracts — co-authored by a former Harvard Medical School professor, Jorge G. Arroyo, have been retracted in recent months by the medical journals that published them.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Says it is Not Directly Invested in Russian Companies, but Previous Donations Draw Scrutiny

Harvard does not hold direct investments in Russian companies, University spokesperson Jason A. Newton wrote in a statement to The Crimson Wednesday.

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