Harvard researchers have teamed with local departments to examine cancer hazards contained in firehouse life.
A new Harvard study is the first to definitively show that the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis has dramatically increased in recent decades.
A cross between camp and summer school, the Harvard Ed Portal program lets kids learn by having fun.
Creative writing lecturer Paul Yoon talks to the Gazette about his new book, "The Mountain," and about his process, teaching, and the thinking behind his new story collection.
Investigators at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported a sharp rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths in U.S. intensive care units since 2009.
Fred Lee Glimp Jr. ’50, Ph.D. ’64, who gave 50 years of service to Harvard, passed away in June at the age of 91.
Political scientist Maya Sen discusses why she believes that, despite accusations by the president and many on the right, a lawyer’s history of political donations to Democrats isn’t proof of professional bias.
The 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.
The Smithsonian and Harvard have released an interactive app ahead of the 2017 total solar eclipse, giving Americans a front-row seat to a rare celestial event.
A paper co-authored by Harvard economist Daniel Shoag found that Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps in poorer regions fared worse than those who were sent to richer areas, and the economic disadvantage persisted for generations.
“It often seems that partisans believe they are so correct that others will eventually come to see the obviousness of their correctness,” said Todd Rogers of the Harvard Kennedy School about his new research.
After the Senate’s failure to reform Obamacare, Harvard economist David Cutler assesses what occurred and what the future might hold.
Digitization of Harvard’s fossil insect collection produced a surprising twist: The return to Germany of hundreds of Eocene insects frozen in amber.
Study uses computer vision algorithm to study Google Street View images to show urban shifts.
Researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells of multiple types are strongly dependent for their growth and survival.
Wyss Institute’s soft, wearable, robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients.
Study finds psychopaths aren’t inhuman, but have a particular kind of brain wiring dysfunction.
President Drew Faust and University faculty explore changing times at Your Harvard event in Minnesota.
Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding and flutist Claire Chase will be Harvard professors starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.
A Summer Explorations program gives young students a hands-on (and tasty) lesson in science to both engage and inspire.
New findings point to a surprising link between a genetic variant that favors shortness and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
A portrait by the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard helps highlight the loans that Harvard makes with other art institutions.
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.
Year Up graduates reflect on the Harvard-affiliated program that changed their lives.
Jonny Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate and former Navy SEAL, has been selected to join NASA’s next astronaut class.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, director of the Belfer Center’s Intelligence and Defense Project, assesses revelations that in June 2016 top Trump campaign officials met with Russians who claimed they could deliver damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Acclaimed chemist Charles M. Lieber has been named a University Professor and is the first to receive the Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professorship.
For more than 50 years, Faulkner fans have worked to commemorate a beloved character with a secret memorial on the Anderson Memorial Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine honored by Boston City Council on its 150th anniversary.
Economist Mihir Desai sets aside his usual academic work in a new book in which he uses plain language and stories drawn from literature and art to explain the basic principles of finance and show how deeply they are rooted in the humanities.
When working stem cells within the intestine are depleted, some types of mature cells can transform themselves into stem cells, replenishing the population.
S. Allen Counter, a neurophysiologist, educator, ethnographer, and founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, died on July 12.
CRISPR system-based technology enables the chronological recording of digital information, turning living cells into a biological hard drive that can record information.
Provost Alan Garber announced the appointment of George Andreou as director of the Harvard University Press, beginning in September.
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.
The Harvard Corporation has launched the search for a new president of Harvard University, in light of Drew Faust’s recent announcement that she will step down at the end of the 2017–18 academic year.
Harvard Professor Emeritus Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting importance of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” on the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth.
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.
In year-end showcase, Bok Center showcases new approaches for innovative teaching and learning.
Harvard and MIT study reveals that cognitive science field experiments are critical to understanding human learning and education.
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.