Study finds psychopaths aren’t inhuman, but have a particular kind of brain wiring dysfunction.
New findings point to a surprising link between a genetic variant that favors shortness and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
Jonny Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate and former Navy SEAL, has been selected to join NASA’s next astronaut class.
An MGH study has found that the use of fMRI and EEG may provide early detection of consciousness in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
A testament to the resiliency of life, the microscopic tardigrade can survive any cosmic calamity, according to an Oxford-Harvard study.
Using universe as cosmological collider could provide information that leads to the sign of new physics.
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology revealed a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.
A collaboration between the Arnold Arboretum and the U.S. Forest Service has the two organizations, which typically fight tree pests, rearing wood-boring beetles for science.
A new study shows weight gain during young and middle adulthood may increase risk of chronic diseases and premature death, and decrease the likelihood of achieving healthy aging.
When working stem cells within the intestine are depleted, some types of mature cells can transform themselves into stem cells, replenishing the population.
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CRISPR system-based technology enables the chronological recording of digital information, turning living cells into a biological hard drive that can record information.
Harvard-based researchers have developed cancer-killing viruses that can deliver stem cells via the carotid artery, a potential treatment for tumor cells that have metastasized to the brain.
Enrollees in Medicaid reported in a nationwide survey that they’re largely satisfied with the health care they receive under the program, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
New research led by Professor Jeff Lichtman opens a path to deeper insight on brain action behind certain behaviors.
Marking Thoreau’s 200th birthday, Harvard University Herbaria will post images of more than 800 plants the author and naturalist collected, part of a larger digitization effort.
A team of researchers has found that the stability plays a key role in the evolution of different protein structures.
Harvard researchers are able to provide a best estimate regarding how much the Earth will warm as a result of doubled CO2 emissions.
A new study has found that, following momentary exposure to inequality, support for a "millionaire’s tax" dropped by more than 50 percent.
A new study shows that, despite having no experience using tools with their hands, the brains of people born without hands represent tools and hands much the same as seen in the brains of people born with hands.
Sarah Wakeman, an addiction specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the role of fentanyl in the country’s opioid crisis.
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.
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