Scientists at Harvard Stem Cell Institute have found a way to both make more energy-burning human brown fat cells and make the cells themselves more active, a discovery that could have therapeutic potential for diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic diseases.
A new study finds no connection between hip width and efficient locomotion, and suggests that scientists have long approached the problem in the wrong way.
Harvard Divinity School Professor Harvey Cox was a longtime friend of Civil Rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The clergymen had similar interests and a desire for social justice and equality.
Two Harvard affiliates are launching a Boston-area program of talks, videos, and discussion over the implications of 43 “disappeared” students in Mexico.
PBHA summer campers rise through the ranks to take leadership positions and start to give back to their communities.
In a question-and-answer session on Monday, A.R.T. director Diane Paulus discussed her revival of the musical “Pippin,” which won four top honors at the Tony Awards.
Founding donor Hansjörg Wyss doubled his gift to Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering from $125 million to $250 million to the University to further advance the institute’s pioneering work.
David W. Oxtoby has been elected president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for 2013-14. Lynn Chang will become vice chair of the board’s executive committee.
After dropping the doubles point, the Harvard women’s tennis team won five of the six singles matches to knock off crosstown rival Boston University, 5-2, on Friday at the Murr Center.
Record warmth in 2010 and 2012 resulted in similarly extraordinary spring flowering in the eastern United States — the earliest in the more than 150 years for which data is available— researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Wisconsin have found.
Astronomers have identified a new structure in the Milky Way: a long tendril of dust and gas that they are calling a “bone.”
A new study has found that participating in an eight-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating.
Roberto Mighty’s exhibit, “First Contact,” opens Sept. 23 with a one-time film screening and an artist presentation. The exhibit is the culmination of Mighty’s yearlong artist residency at the Harvard Forest. The exhibit continues through October.
In the synthetic biology lab of Professor Pamela Silver, researchers are looking for ways to make biological engineering faster, cheaper, and more predictable.
Rising sophomores are connecting with each other, their new House, and the community this spring through Harvard College Serves (HCS). Launched this year by the College Events Board, HCS joins incoming freshmen with House public service student representatives and public service tutors for volunteer projects at area nonprofits.
Harvard University President Drew Faust announced that David Hempton will become dean of Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1. Hempton, the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies at the Divinity School, succeeds William A. Graham, who will step down from the post at the end of this academic year.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Harvard are exploring the use of gamelike programs on smartphones to treat anxiety disorders.
Computer scientists at Harvard, Boston University, and Yale stumbled upon a privacy leak in the mobile version of the popular Yelp social networking review ...
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard has been awarded a $12.3 million, four-year grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a treatment for sepsis, a commonly fatal bloodstream infection.
Harvard's NROTC midshipmen, from their first salute to their commissioning as officers, learn leadership and discipline during summer training and school-year classes.
Donald Freeman Brown ’30, who is 102 and a retired archaeologist, digs back into the days of “ancient” Harvard.
At a photo exhibit on Chernobyl, 25 years after the disaster, viewers get glimpses of both hope and horror.
Project Success, a program operated by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, targets Boston and Cambridge high school students to participate in mentored summer research internships with Harvard researchers.
Northeastern flexed its offensive muscles on the way to a 4-0 win in the opening round of the annual Beanpot men’s hockey tournament at TD Garden on Monday (Feb. 7).
Harvard botanist Charles Davis is examining evolutionary relationships between species affected by climate change for clues to past and future changes.
Harvard, Boston University, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a seminar to unveil a report on the future of global health policy that calls for more money for women and children and a continued focus on HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.
William F. Lee, A.B. ’72, a Boston-based intellectual property expert and former Harvard Overseer who leads one of the nation’s most prominent law firms, has been elected to become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University announced today (April 11).
Terry Keane, a longtime PTSD researcher and associate chief of staff for research and development at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, says researchers in recent years have learned much about post-traumatic stress, including that it is both more prevalent and more treatable than previously supposed.
Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis created Web clearinghouses to aid information flow in response to Haiti’s and Chile’s earthquakes.