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HSPH faculty members honored

November 30, 2012 -- Brendan Manning, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, received a 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging Award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for his research on determining the genetic and metabolic relationship between the major longevity pathways in mammals. With…

Searching for answers to causes of childhood depression

February 1, 2012 Over the past decade, scientists have produced a flurry of studies exploring the role of genetic (nature) and environmental factors (nurture) in youth depression, but there has been little consensus on how depression is jointly impacted by specific genes and external…

Malaria parasite transforms itself to hide from human immune system

December 13, 2012 -- In order to spread disease inside the human body, the malaria parasite must evade the human immune system—which it does remarkably well. Now, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have uncovered details about the mechanism by which…

HSPH, Dana-Farber host sixth annual quantitative genomics conference

November 27, 2012 -- What does genome-wide analysis reveal about complex human traits? What’s the best way to design and analyze gene-sequencing studies? These were some of the questions addressed at the sixth annual PQG (Program in Quantitative Genomics) Conference, held November…

HSPH researchers uncover how a key inflammatory pathway is regulated

July 2, 2012 -- Findings could help identify new therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases A team of scientists led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has discovered how a protein complex known as the NLRP3 inflammasome, part of the immune system,…

New standard helps bioscience researchers overcome data-sharing obstacles

Collaborators from 30 scientific organizations worldwide, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), have agreed on a common standard designed to enable life scientists from widely disparate fields to more consistently describe enormous…