Harvard epidemiologist awaits clearer picture on Omicron

Mary Bushman, a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School, co-authored a recent paper that modeled variant threats.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 29, 2021 ~4 min

School COVID-19 policies are a real mixed bag

An analysis of all 50 states' school COVID-19 policies finds widespread discordance and variation, both among states and within them.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Nov. 29, 2021 ~6 min

Why we're using filmmaking to encourage vaccination by Black and Latino Angelenos

Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities.

Sheila Murphy, Professor of Communication , USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism • conversation
Nov. 29, 2021 ~8 min

United Nations Office Warns of More COVID-19 Deaths Across Europe

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 28, 2021 ~3 min

Nations Concerned About New COVID-19 Version 'Omicron' from Africa

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Missing nature during COVID took a mental toll on young adults’

Skipping out on time spent in parks and other forms of nature during COVID's first year took a toll on the mental health of teens and young adults.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2021 ~8 min

How moving dots are helping us learn more about dyslexia in children: new research

Children with dyslexia seem to find it more difficult to judge the direction of moving dots - this could explain why reading is also more challenging.

Gaia Scerif, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 24, 2021 ~6 min

How molecular clusters in the nucleus interact with chromosomes

A new study finds the clusters form small, stable droplets and may give the genome a gel-like structure.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Where did COVID-19 start? Evidence points to market

The combined evidence in a new paper is like a "flashing red arrow pointing to the Huanan market as by far the most likely site of origin" for COVID-19.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Nov. 23, 2021 ~7 min

Understanding the science behind a vaccine booster

A Harvard expert shares insight on the science and history of vaccine boosters and why we need them, speculating on a future that includes periodic COVID boosters.

By Dennis Nealon • harvard
Nov. 23, 2021 ~4 min