Specialists in care and policy came together at the Harvard Chan School to trade ideas on combating opioid abuse.
A new study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology reports that the number of ecosystem hotspots in Massachusetts has increased over the past decade, with more and more popping up in metro Boston.
In the Wyss Institute’s inaugural podcast "Disruptive," host Terrence McNally spoke with Pamela Silver and George Church about today’s breakthroughs in technology and modifications to an organism's genome that can be conducted more cheaply, efficiently, and effectively than ever before.
Alyssa Goodman, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, will give a talk titled "Lost Without Longitude" on Thursday at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
Feature on surgeon and violinist Terry Buchmiller as part of the Practice series.
The controlled chaos of the fourth annual Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Design and Project Fair on May 6 offered a taste of the wide range of projects SEAS developed during the school year.
A team of scientists has engineered a form of the genome-editing protein Cas9 that can be controlled by a small molecule and offers improved DNA specificity.
Changing with the times as the world moves from paper to digital, the Harvard Library has adopted forensic techniques to save material stored on obsolete formats.
At Harvard’s 10th annual Plant Biology Symposium, climate expert Chris Field talked about the need to evaluate environmental risks in the coming decades even as many people work to reduce climate-warming emissions.
The motor cortex is critical to learn new skills, but may not be needed to perform them, a new Harvard study says.
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Sixteen Harvard engineering students spent the last few months researching, designing, and building a better barbecue smoker. They presented their findings — and some tasty brisket — to guests during the final class presentation.
Rudolph Tanzi of Harvard Medical School, recently named to Time’s list of the most influential people in the world, talks about the promising future of Alzheimer’s research.
A small pilot study by Harvard-affiliated researchers finds symptom improvement and changes in expression of inflammation-associated genes in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease patients who practice the relaxation response.
Harvard-affiliated researchers have been able to make a comparison of neurons in optic nerves to learn more about why some regenerate and others don’t.
States will gain large, widespread, and nearly immediate health benefits if the Environmental Protection Agency sets strong standards in the final Clean Power Plan, according to the first independent, peer-reviewed paper of its kind, published May 4 in the journal Nature Climate Change.
As part of the Harvard Horizons Symposium, Ph.D. candidate Shane Campbell-Staton will discuss his work with the green anole lizard, which corroborates the fact that rapid evolutionary responses can be viewed in real time.
State wildlife biologists installed a peregrine falcon nesting platform high on Memorial Hall’s tower.
Five student-led teams at Harvard were named winners in the third annual Deans’ Challenges, focusing on health and life sciences, cultural entrepreneurship, the food system, and innovation in sports.
A Harvard conference on design competitions — which can be creative, ubiquitous, and troubling — lays out the present controversies surrounding them, and some solutions.
Nobel laureate and astrophysicist Brian Schmidt returns to Harvard this week to deliver the Morris Loeb and David M. Lee Lectures in Physics. Schmidt will discuss his discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, as well as the SkyMapper survey of the southern skies and the first stars that emerged after the universe’s dark ages.