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How genes and environmental forces raise cancer risk

[ Fall 2008 ] Monica Ter-Minassian is scouring the genome for time bombs. Using gene-reading technology and analytic techniques, this Harvard School of Public Health doctoral student is on the hunt for subtle variations in human DNA that might help identify the causes of…

Unlocking the secrets of drug resistance in malaria parasites

[ Fall 2011 ] New Gene Search Tool Opens “Endless Possibilities” During a half-century of global efforts to conquer malaria, scientists have developed a series of antimalarial drugs, only to see them defanged, one by one, by the shape-shifting parasite’s ability to…

Our world our challenge

March 2009 -- Explore HSPH's contribution to environmental health science -- from protecting workers from toxic exposures to investigating the subtler health impacts of air pollution -- through interviews and footage of faculty and students in the Department of Environmental Health. Segments…

Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12

For immediate release: September 7, 2008 Boston, MA - Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and their collaborators at Tufts University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a common genetic influence on B12 vitamin levels in the…

Component in common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk

For immediate release: Monday, December 20, 2010 Boston, MA – Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The…