GenderSci Lab finds more than biology influences COVID risk

The GenderSci Lab at Harvard finds that more men than women are dying of COVID-19.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite • harvard
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: coronavirus gender fas and-sexuality studies-of-women health-medicine history-of-science manisha-aggarwal-schifellite gendersci-lab mimi-tarrant sarah-richardson


Treating children for worms yields health and financial gains

A 20-year study of Kenyan schoolchildren who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits that extend to their communities.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: economics fas health-medicine national-bureau-of-economic-research uc-berkeley kenya deworming edward-miguel michael-kremer

Violence and trauma in childhood accelerate puberty

Childhood violence and trauma has a direct effect on a person’s mental and physical health as they grow, with certain kinds of trauma also affecting the pace of aging.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology fas health-medicine manisha-aggarwal-schifellite katie-mclaughlin natalie-colich

Study finds early Wuhan COVID cases largely undetected

Modeling study offers fresh insights into stealthy nature of coronavirus and how easily it jumps from person to person.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus fas juan-siliezar health-medicine wuhan xihong-lin asymptomatic second-wave undetected-infections

3 takes on dealing with uncertainty

In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite and Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy neuroscience psychology fas radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study juan-siliezar health-medicine alyssa-goodman comparative-literature elizabeth-phelps german john-hamilton manisha-aggarwal-schifellite

New research explores horizontal gene transfer

Cassandra Extavour and Leo Blondel provide the strongest suggestive evidence yet that at least part of a specific gene came from bacterial genomes.

Peter Reuell • harvard
June 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-technology bacteria genes faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell cassandra-extavour horizontal-gene-transfer gene blondel extavour gene-transfer germ-cells leo-blondel osk-domain oskar

Harvard labs share personal protective equipment

As University facilities close, faculty and staff gather gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  fas  science  seas  health-medicine  health-care  donations  douglas-finkbeiner  laboratories  mema  n95-masks  ppe  sarah-elwell

Online demos can be as effective as classroom teaching

In a new paper, Harvard researchers show for the first time that research-based online STEM demonstrations not only can teach students more, but can be just as effective as classroom teaching.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
Feb. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  teaching  basic-research  fas  proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences  science-education  anna-fiorentino  demonstrations  greg-kestin  louis-deslauriers

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