Harvard researchers have teamed with local departments to examine cancer hazards contained in firehouse life.
he disease-targeting embryo edit at Oregon Health & Science University signals a path for “those rare situations where the genes really are life-threatening,” says Harvard bioethicist Robert Truog.
Digitization of Harvard’s fossil insect collection produced a surprising twist: The return to Germany of hundreds of Eocene insects frozen in amber.
Forty mayors from the United States and overseas gathered in New York City for the inaugural session of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, whose aim is to promote urban innovation.
Jonny Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate and former Navy SEAL, has been selected to join NASA’s next astronaut class.
Harvard neurologist Howard Weiner is winning praise as a film director for his feature “The Last Poker Game.”
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.
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.
Harvard experts look at different aspects of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
Harvard President Drew Faust explored the country’s history of mourning in a conversation at the September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.
Q&A with HBS Professor George Serafeim on the response among corporate leaders to the U.S. exit from the Paris climate agreement.
Harvard-affiliated diabetes specialists are calling for fruit juice to be cut from the federal WIC supplemental nutrition program for low-income families.
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.
Six Harvard seniors received inducted into the armed forces at the annual ROTC commissioning ceremony.
Daniel Schlauch is looking to put his talents with numbers to work fighting cancer.
Plans for immersive student experiences in Canada’s far north and in Italy received grants from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences.
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.
The Ed School and the Harvard Chan School brought together experts to discuss the nation’s opioid crisis in separate panel events.
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.
A new report from Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights examines the “emergency within an emergency” of sexual exploitation of child migrants.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment has produced 35 videos in which experts in various fields describe work related to climate change.
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.
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.
Brooke Bourgeois has evolved from a science newbie into a senior about to graduate with a degree in neurobiology and her sights set on medical school. Funny thing, though, she’s also a performer and an artist.
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.
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 President Drew Faust spoke about war and its painful aftermath during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City University for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Harvard Board of Overseers President Kenji Yoshino reflects on his six-year term on the board, with a look both backward and forward.
David Buckley Borden, a Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, is using art to make a point about sustainability and conservation.
Psychiatrist Jeff Huff is leading an MGH effort to determine whether positive thinking can promote better health.
In December, Congress passed a bipartisan law to boost federal medical research spending and to ease the approval of new drugs. In a panel discussion, experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health talked about its pros and cons, including whether it will be funded, and whether the relaxed drug approval guidelines are too easy.
The Gazette speaks to Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and a past member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, about the future of the EPA under the leadership of Scott Pruitt.
A study by Harvard Medical School faculty members at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is exploring the health benefits of cocoa in a massive, 18,000-person study that may provide answers hinted at in smaller studies.
A Nobel Prize-winning chemist has called for additional research into the air pollution blanketing the world’s megacities, saying that solutions found in the developed world’s cities are not likely to apply in other places.
Students threw paper airplanes in class for inspiration, not trouble, in a workshop led by a record-setting designer.
The Gazette speaks with the Medical School's Staci Gruber, who thinks that state marijuana legalization policy has run ahead of science.
A new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History brings an artist’s view to the ongoing extinction crisis affecting the planet.
A Harvard Chan School researcher has launched a website to connect citizens with data on the water coming through their taps.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is taking on names — both common and scientific — together with companion institutions in a series of new installations that introduce the public to the color and complexity of appellations.
New Harvard Management Company head N.P. Narvekar announced a major reorganization of Harvard’s endowment management arm, including investment strategy shifts, workforce cuts, fresh hires, and changes in how compensation is calculated.
The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics included lab tours, lectures, and practical discussion on research, grad school applications, how to deal with discrimination and implicit bias, and finding mentors.
Science journalist Gary Taubes brought his “Case Against Sugar” to Harvard Law School.
Professor Jennifer Leaning, co-chair of a new committee set up to examine the health consequences of Syria’s civil war, talks about the country’s prospects for stability and recovery.
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, he former dean of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is suggesting doing away with the traditional applied/basic research divide in favor of one that encourages greater collaboration and a two-way path between discovery and invention.
The Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, created by President Drew Faust in September, is gathering information through listening sessions and has started subcommittees to examine how to build on Harvard’s commitment to campus diversity and be a university where all feel they belong.
Boston has become a safer place for bicyclists as it has improved its infrastructure, a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says, with the chances of being injured in a bicycle accident falling 14 percent a year between 2009 and 2012.
When someone makes a racially charged comment or joke, how would you respond? Research led by Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont says your answer may very well depend on the group to which you belong.