A team of researchers has identified a key genetic variation that helps mosquitoes “smell” humans. The study could open the door to new strategies to ward off the pests.
Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Research Professor in the History of Science, whose scholarship has had a wide-reaching impact on both the history and sociology of science, has been awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement by the History of Science Society.
Families converged in Cambridge for Freshman Parents Weekend, the annual welcoming of parents that features faculty presentations, tours of the libraries and museums, and the opportunity to sit in on classes. Approximately 2,000 family members came to Harvard to visit their student over the weekend.
Organizing and canvassing for anti-slavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War.
The Digital Lab for the Social Sciences is designed to serve as an online clearinghouse where social scientists can find study participants.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts General and Boston Children’s hospitals for the first time have used a relatively new gene-editing technique to create what could prove to be an effective technique for blocking HIV from invading and destroying patients’ immune systems.
Harvard historian discusses the topic of her latest book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”
Faced with stiff competition from an invading species, a Harvard study has found that green anoles evolved larger toe pads equipped with more sticky scales to allow for better climbing in just 20 generations over 15 years.
As I write this column from the comfort of my Harvard College dorm room, my pulse still quickens when I think of that day in December 2013 — the day that made it all worthwhile. But before the moment that forever changed my life, there was a journey that started well over a decade before … the one that led to Cambridge, says Matthew DeShaw, Class of '18.
A new study by S. Allen Counter, clinical professor of neurology and director of the Harvard Foundation, shows that high levels of lead, as well as other toxic metals such as mercury and cadmium, can pass from mother to child through breast milk.
Led by David Liu, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, a team of Harvard researchers developed a system that uses commercially available molecules called cationic lipids to deliver genome-editing proteins into cells.
The Harvard clubs of Dallas and San Antonio marked their centennials at a Your Harvard celebration with a gala dinner, bluegrass and piano performances, and remarks from Harvard President Drew Faust.
As they visited Mexico and Texas, Harvard President Drew Faust and Vice Provost for International Affairs Jorge I. Domínguez reinforced the University’s deep and longstanding ties there, met with alumni and faculty, and, in Dallas, promoted the continued value of higher education.
A tour of Harvard’s “haunted” Houses, in advance of Halloween.
Pusey Library exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” is a multimedia glimpse at surviving Jewish veterans whose presence in the Red Army is a little-known story.
New research challenges the notion that the small pelvic bones found in whales are evolutionary vestiges.
During a videotaped speech in Dallas, Harvard President Drew Faust explained why attending college remains so important for many after high school — and a group of seniors couldn't agree more.
“Birds of the World” opened in September as a permanent exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Harvard alumni and friends gathered in Mexico City for the latest event in the Your Harvard series. President Drew Faust, faculty members, and local alumni celebrated the many connections shared by Harvard and Mexico, some dating back more than a century.
The Harvard Sustainability Plan, released today, sets a holistic vision and clear priorities for how the University will move toward an even healthier, more sustainable campus community. The five-year operational plan targets reductions in energy, water, and waste while also focusing on sustainable operations, culture change, and human health.
Architect and curator David Adjaye, co-curator Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, art collector Jean Pigozzi, and Director Vera Grant led an open house and tour of the new Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, which will open this week.
While most colleges and universities in the National Collegiate Athletic Association have created programs to help diagnose and treat concussions sustained by their athletes, many are not fully meeting the NCAA’s standards, according to new research.
Last Sunday at the Head of the Charles, the Radcliffe heavyweight crew, stroked by Elizabeth Fitzhenry ’15, completed the three-mile race in 16:59:69 ― good for eighth place in the women’s championship event.
Briana Burton, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, and Kiran Musunuru, an assistant professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, have been named the winners of the 2014 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Professor Andrew Murray was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor and will receive $1 million in funding for innovation in undergraduate science education.
Scientist Peter Del Tredici collaborated with artist Teri Rueb on a mobile sound tour of Bussey Brook Meadow.
Harvard physicist Jenny Hoffman has a passion for distance. Last month in Cleveland she brought home the 2014 national championship in USA Track and Field’s 24-Hour Run, posting a final distance of more than 127 miles.
Despite gloomy skies and rain showers, hundreds of residents of Cambridge and Allston-Brighton watched Harvard beat Cornell 24-7 on Saturday (Oct. 12) as part of the annual Community Football Day.
Harvard Black Alumni Weekend 2014 (Oct. 10-12) was the fourth such gathering since 1999, and only the second time that it has been open to graduates of all Schools. In the past, events for black alumni were organized by the societies of one or several Schools at a time and focused on undergraduate students.
This month, the Harvard Physics Department and swissnex Boston, a cultural and technological exchange effort by the Swiss consulate, are sponsoring a photo exhibit that focuses on the people of CERN — laughing, napping, and thinking — and the sometimes ordinary-looking places where they unearth the extraordinary.
There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.
Four scientists from across Harvard will receive nearly $8 million in grant funding through the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program to support research into a variety of biomedical questions, ranging from how the bacterial cell wall is constructed to how the blood-brain barrier works.
In a study reported in Nature Biotechnology, a team of Harvard scientists and engineers has developed a new surface coating for medical devices using materials already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The researchers noted that the coating repelled blood from more than 20 medically relevant substrates (glass, plastic, and metal) and also suppressed biofilm formation.
The dedication of the Griffin Financial Aid Office was held Thursday. The new name of the office honors Ken Griffin ’89, who in February made a gift of $150 million to the University, principally supporting need-based financial aid for undergraduates.
In the deathly hallows of the MAC Quad, the Harvard Quidditch team practices in the rain — tumbling through the mud while riding atop PVC broomsticks. ...
Harvard stem cell researchers announced a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans.
“From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front,” at Pusey Library through Nov. 11, captures the magnitude and destructive momentum of World War I.
Students in the Harvard University chapter of Engineers Without Borders have been rehabilitating and improving a potable water system in the rural town of Pinalito in the Dominican Republic.
A team of scientists from Harvard University and MIT has developed a theoretical model of a material that could one day anchor the development of highly efficient solar panels.
Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.
Cherry A. Murray, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, White House
New research shows that trade is one of the major drivers of biodiversity among lizard species in the Caribbean islands.
Harvard College students hit the open road this summer to help pave the way for wheelchair travelers.
A tool developed by Professor David Johnston and colleagues might help shed light on biogeochemical cycling in oxygen minimum zones.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Two groups of Harvard scientists will be among the first researchers nationwide to receive grant funding through the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative launched last year by President Obama.
THATCamp forum allows practitioners of digital humanities to define their concerns, devise solutions for them.
A freshman peers into the dawn of Harvard, as he works on the Indian College excavation site.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
Harvard’s i-lab is a safe place for students to take risks and explore potentially commercial ideas, like cricket chips, aerial drone service and repair, or a public service-oriented website to connect voters and officials.