‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience
Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.
Harvard professor and astrophysicist Abraham “Avi” Loeb is preparing to search the Pacific Ocean floor for fragments of an interstellar meteor and potential alien technology.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study welcomed its new cohort of fellows last week, who will tackle a range of year-long projects from waste management strategies to feminist poetry.
A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the well-being of young people has declined, relative to 20 years ago, in a study published last month.
The University launched an initiative last week that aims to help affiliates translate research into startups by providing funding, work spaces, and mentorship opportunities.
Harvard launched a three-year research partnership with Amazon Web Services, according to a Monday press release from the Harvard Office of Technology Development.
A paper published last month by a Harvard-affiliated economic research group found new links between social connections and economic mobility.
Why Did Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Because of Trump, New Harvard Study Finds
Former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enthusiasm for his re-election drove supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.
‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.
Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.
Harvard will establish the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability to advance the University’s commitment to climate-oriented research and foster a hub for collaborative studies, the University announced Tuesday.
A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.
A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.
Research at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences spans interdisciplinary academic fields and relies on collaboration with organizations beyond the University — including for-profit partners. While some faculty members and students highlight the benefits of corporate partnerships, others caution working with for-profit entities requires balancing ethical risks and educational rewards.
A research team including scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reported the first strong genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on April 1.
Child psychiatric epidemiologist Tamsin Ford discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childrens' mental health in a virtual research presentation hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday.
Harvard Medical School Study Reveals Irregular Sleep Pattern, High-Fat Diet Can Cause Reduced Glucose Tolerance
Harvard Medical School researchers discovered that recurrent circadian disruption can cause reduced glucose tolerance when combined with a high-fat “Western-style” diet.
Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.
Harvard and Dana-Farber researchers launched a website called Cancer FactFinder to provide vetted information about the causes of cancer on this year’s World Health Day.
The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.
Harvard Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology Suyang Xu is working towards expanding the application of topological materials — new materials in the quantum field with the potential to significantly improve our ways of saving information.
Tender Foods, a food technology startup co-founded by four Harvard-affiliated researchers that produces alternative meats, is preparing for a product launch later this year.
Lisa J. Kewley will serve as the next director of Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, a collaboration between the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer published a paper last month rebuking critics of a controversial article he wrote last year that claimed sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers.
As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.