A recent study by a group of Harvard-affiliated researchers found a sharp increase in the use of opioid painkillers among a large group of pregnant women between 2000 and 2007. Its lead author discussed the findings with the Gazette.
Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, an achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks.
A new course on how oceans are “urbanizing” underscores a decade-long Harvard theme: that cities have to cope with the multiple challenges of water — of there being too much or too little.
Professor Michael McCormick will lead a project aimed at constructing the most detailed historical record yet of European climate.
After analyzing tree rings — and 400 years of history — researchers from Harvard Forest have indicated ways in which seemingly stable forests could abruptly change over the next century in the wake of climate change and drought.
Myelin, the electrical insulating material in the body long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to new work led by Professor Paola Arlotta.
A team of scientists led by Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics Amir Yacoby has developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nanoscale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules.
Drawing on the experience of four nations, experts described how crises and fundamental transitions often prove the catalysts behind universal health care systems during a panel event Tuesday at Harvard’s Longwood campus.
For most people, rock-paper-scissors is a game used to settle disputes on the playground. For biologists, however, it is a powerful guide for understanding ...
Harvard University Transportation Services, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) have launched an ...
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The recent conversion of a Harvard Mail Services truck to a hybrid electric vehicle has dramatically reduced fuel consumption. As a result, the eight-month ...
A study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years old found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration.
Author and activist Eve Ensler, who opened Radcliffe’s two-day conference “Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health,” read from her new memoir, “In the Body of the World.” The conference brought together physicians, policymakers, journalists, and academics to examine topics such as how we care for our health and respond to disease.
An interdisciplinary team of 12 Harvard Graduate School of Design students worked with Andreas Georgoulias, lecturer in architecture and director of the ...
Strong Medicine is a Harvard-sponsored archive of stories, photographs, oral histories and other media documenting the medical community’s response to the marathon bombings.
Reformed workaholic Arianna Huffington talked about her new book, “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” during a visit to HSPH.
Faculty, staff, and students gathered from around campus for a discussion about social media at Harvard. While civil in tone, the exchange began with participants throwing Marlon Kuzmick’s softball question right back at him.
Harvard University has made significant progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released by President Drew Faust, who announced the next steps that the institution will take to meet its goal of cutting emissions 30 percent by 2016.
University leaders gathered at the Science Center to celebrate an update of the Harvard Mark I exhibit.
In addition to conducting research and teaching about climate, energy, and the environment, Harvard faculty members also serve as expert advisers to policymakers, putting their science to work to improve laws and regulations and to foster understanding between the worlds of government and academics.