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Harvard program helps leaders in crises know how to get ‘out of the basement’

In 2010, Peter Neffenger had his “summer of getting yelled at.” As a U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral and the government’s deputy national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Neffenger was the focal point for the government’s response — and for a lot of angry people. Over 87 days, the crippled well spewed… Read More »

A gift to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A foundation headed by philanthropist and businessman Len Blavatnik has given Harvard Medical School (HMS) its largest gift, $ 200 million, with the overarching aim of transforming new medical discoveries into patient treatments. The gift, from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, was announced at a scientific symposium at the School on Thursday and was hailed for… Read More »

Harvard research targets cancer drivers

Discoveries in cancer research have included everything from genes that can transform healthy cells into tumor cells to advances related to tumor immunology, but those breakthroughs have often led to new complexities, leaving researchers with additional questions. Now, the limits of those complexities may be coming into view. Evidence uncovered by a team of researchers… Read More »