Harvard researchers explore superconductor possibilities

Never-before-seen electron behavior could help scientists create superwires for supercharged technology.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
today ~6 min

Harvard epidemiologist gives early impression of Omicron

With Omicron landing in the U.S. this week, Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage reviewed what we know and the many things still unknown about the fast-moving coronavirus variant.

Alvin Powell • harvard
today ~7 min

Moderna vaccine slightly more effective than Pfizer

In a comparison study, the Moderna vaccine was slightly more effective than the Pfizer vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death.

Nicole Rura • harvard
yesterday ~5 min

Vaccinated who get breakthrough infections less contagious

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated people may be less likely to spread infection because virus is shed for a shorter period of time as opposed to infections in unvaccinated people.

Nicole Rura • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

Harvard astrophysicist on NASA’s mission to head off Armageddon

Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explains the science and objectives guiding the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 30, 2021 ~9 min

Undergrad’s papers published in prestigious medical journals

Simar Singh Bajaj ’24 has had papers published in prestigious journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

Clea Simon • harvard
Nov. 30, 2021 ~4 min

MGH expert responds to 100,000 overdose deaths

Sarah Wakeman says that CDC report highlights need for U.S. to radically rethink response to opioid epidemic.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 29, 2021 ~10 min

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

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

Age actively, Harvard researchers say

Study says that physical activity later in life shifts energy away from processes that compromise health and toward mechanisms in the body that extend it.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 22, 2021 ~6 min