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Nitish Lakhanpal

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ES 227 Spotlights Medical Technology

The class, which was offered for the first time last spring, is the brainchild of SEAS Lecturer Conor J. Walsh, who said he was inspired by a similar class taught by his MIT graduate advisor.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Professors Model Intestine Shape

Harvard professors recently determined how vertebrate intestines grow into their characteristically coiled shape, through a combination of biological methods and mathematical modeling.


Clay Structures Form Part of Cell

A team of researchers recently demonstrated the ability of clay to assemble itself into semi-permeable membranes, the first time that such membranes—which are an important building block in cells—have been formed out of an inorganic material.

Sciences Division

Physicist Appointed To National Committee

President Obama appointed Physics Professor Lisa J. Randall ’84 to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science last week.


Physics Prof Wins Lilienfeld Prize

The American Physical Society named Physics Professor Gerald Gabrielse the winner of the 2011 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize last week for his contributions to the study and teaching of physics.

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Markets Bloom in the City

Farmers' markets at Harvard and Allston are part of an HUHDS effort to promote locally grown, organic food.

Farmers' Market at Harvard
Food and Drink

Farmers' Market at Harvard


Harvard SEAS Create Institute for Computational Science

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced last week the creation of a new research institute focused on computational science to enhance graduate study in the field.

School of Public Health

HSPH Students Gather to Hear UN Goals

Students from across Harvard’s schools gathered Monday morning at the School of Public Health to attend a live videocast of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals—which was taking place in New York City—followed by a discussion between faculty and students.


Sophomore Studies Genetics and Fruit Flies in Bonn, Germany

Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya ’13 spent her summer conducting research in a genetics lab in Bonn, Germany.


Bailout of Greece is Likely, Professors Say

Greece will likely recover from its financial meltdown—though the process may take decades, Harvard professors predict.

Census 2010

Professors Predict Census Outcomes

The 2010 Census will reveal more about the country’s diversity in terms of ethnicity and sexual orientation than any previous count.

Sciences Division

MIT Professor Honored As Scientist of the Year

MIT Professor Paula T. Hammond was honored as Scientist of the Year at the Harvard Foundation’s Albert Einstein Science Conference last Friday.


Scholar Denied Visitation Privileges

Harvard’s chapter of Scholars at Risk is investigating the travel restrictions placed on Beijing Film Academy professor Cui Weiping, who was denied permission to visit the United States last week by the Academy.


Milk and Vitamin D Intake May Help Prevent MS

Consuming milk and a high dietary intake of vitamin D while pregnant may lower children’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life, Harvard researchers find.