Harvard researchers have linked moderate consumption of chocolate with a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.
As a fellow at Radcliffe, environmental historian Conevery Bolton Valencius is investigating connections between fracking and earthquakes.
A new Harvard Medical School study shows how malfunctioning RNA may lead to ALS and a form of dementia.
The annual Harvard IT Summit at Sanders Theatre brought together professionals, key partners, and faculty for a day of programming and sessions to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education.
Harvard experts look at different aspects of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
Harvard's Ali Malkawi explains his efforts to create a house will be transformed into an energy-efficient headquarters and lab space for the Graduate School of Design's Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
Inspired by arthropod insects and spiders, scientists George Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski have created a type of semi-soft robot capable of walking, using drinking straws, and inflatable tubing. The team was even able to create a robotic water strider capable of pushing itself along the water’s surface.
Summer storms in the central U.S. create the same chemical reactions damaging ozone in the Arctic, warns a Harvard study calling for a closer look at the region's UV radiation risk.
Q&A with HBS Professor George Serafeim on the response among corporate leaders to the U.S. exit from the Paris climate agreement.
Two interventions that link clinical care with community resources helped improve key health measures in overweight or obese children at the outset of a study, as reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Harvard-affiliated diabetes specialists are calling for fruit juice to be cut from the federal WIC supplemental nutrition program for low-income families.
Harvard researchers have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can bring those dreams of high performance closer to reality.
A team of physicists has taken a crucial step toward understanding superconductors by creating a quantum antiferromagnet from an ultracold gas of hundreds of lithium atoms.
The natural level of lead in the air is essentially zero, according to research backed by data from the 14th-century Black Death, when mining and smelting ceased.
New findings from the lab of Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley suggest a path for creating immune-matched blood cells, derived from patients’ own cells, for treatment purposes.
New research is following clues that the protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease is actually an infection fighter, and that the brain plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s-related dementia are, in many cases, a response to infection.
A new Harvard study shows that people create visual images to accompany their inner speech even when they are prompted to use verbal thinking, suggesting that visual thinking is deeply ingrained in the human brain.
Researchers say their glomerulus-on-a-chip lined by human stem cell-derived kidney cells could help model patient-specific kidney diseases and guide therapeutic discovery.
The Ed School and the Harvard Chan School brought together experts to discuss the nation’s opioid crisis in separate panel events.
Researchers in recent years have begun applying the emerging technology of the drone aircraft to research efforts, and are now even using them to quickly create 3-D maps of ancient sites in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health have been studying the role of a healthy diet in living longer and healthier.
Speaking at a Climate Week symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy urged an audience of climate scientists and health experts to speak out about climate change.
New findings suggest a surprisingly common default in human behavior: the view that immoral actions are impossible.
Research suggests that genetic sequencing technologies should be used to screen for mutated cells in stem cell cultures, so they can be excluded from scientific experiments and clinical therapies.
For the first time, researchers describe the types of cells generated in brain organoids, networks of nerve cells, and show the greater diversity, complexity, and response to stimulation developed for nine months and longer.
Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research, which operates within Hebrew Senior Life, the only senior health care and housing organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, have studied how to prevent falls, a leading cause of preventable death among older adults.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment has produced 35 videos in which experts in various fields describe work related to climate change.
To make a difference on climate change, author Naomi Klein says, government and business would have to shift their ways, and likely won’t.
Carlos Moedas, European Union Science Commissioner, spoke about the importance of science in the "post-truth" era in a visit to the Harvard Kennedy School.
Research led by Hopi Hoekstra breaks new ground by uncovering links between the activity of specific genes and parenting differences across species
Scientists studying stem cell and regenerative biology are probing the secrets of aging, examining both whether decline is inevitable and how to fight the diseases that multiply with time.
Harvard researchers have identified a compound that helps protect the cells destroyed by spinal muscular atrophy, the most frequent fatal genetic disease of young children.
For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been producing data and lessons on how to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
Q&A with Dava Sobel, whose new book “The Glass Universe” explores pioneering work by female analysts at the Harvard College Observatory.
Digital technology and big data will power the next big advance in the business of farming, the head of a “digital agriculture” firm told a Harvard audience.
Harvard’s Origins of Life Initiative has grown along with the rise in interest in how life first arose on Earth and whether it exists on other planets.
A study led by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital physician Reisa Sperling is investigating whether early intervention can be effective against Alzheimer’s disease, as it is against heart disease, cancer and other ailments.
New Harvard research examines the gap between stories we like to tell and stories we like to hear.
An Origins of Life researcher has created a chemical system that mimics early cell behavior.
Professor Naomi Oreskes wants scientists to make a stronger case for action on climate change.
Harvard scientists helped develop an algorithm for predicting whether a social structure is likely to favor cooperation.
Researchers have found that due to warming temperatures, phytoplankton can now grow under Arctic sea ice, dramatically changing the ecology.
Harvard launches sweeping data science initiative, and names Francesca Dominici and David Parkes as co-directors.
A mathematical framework can explain how a plant stem’s “sense of self” contributes to its growth upward or downward.
The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration, and greater susceptibility to cancer. Experiments in mice suggest a way to thwart DNA damage.
New research not only sheds new light on how hearing works, but could help clarify how it deteriorates over time.
New findings indicate that a smartphone-based semen analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy.
David Buckley Borden, a Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, is using art to make a point about sustainability and conservation.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have developed a drug cocktail that unlocks the potential to regrow inner-ear hair cells, which could help combat hearing loss.
A new study led by Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers examines the impact of individual physicians’ spending patterns on patient outcomes.