The language of dreams

Proficiency, emotions, immediacy are all potentially in play in conversations that run deep into the unconcious night, says dream expert Deirdre Leigh Barrett.

Liz Mineo • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

Higher dose of melatonin improved sleep in older adults

In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to a placebo.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 18, 2022 ~5 min

Harvard awards $1.3M to fund climate change solutions

Ten research teams at Harvard will share $1.3 million in the eighth round of the Climate Change Solutions Fund awards, which address both local and global issues.

Erin Tighe • harvard
May 18, 2022 ~16 min

What parents should know and do about baby formula shortage

Harvard expert offers tips and cautions should the baby formula shortage hit home.

Claire McCarthy • harvard
May 17, 2022 ~3 min

‘The dawn of a new era in astronomy’

Harvard scientists discuss what the quest to image black holes could tell us about our universe.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
May 13, 2022 ~6 min

Second black hole image unveiled, first from our galaxy

Pioneering Harvard-led global collaborative unveils latest portrait, bolstering understanding of relativity, gravity.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 12, 2022 ~11 min

A tour of the growing brain, complete with upside-down vision

W.A. Harris talks about his new book, “Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built,” which illustrates how one cell develops into the complex operational centers that not only make us human, but also individuals.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
May 11, 2022 ~6 min

Analysis puts U.S. heart attack death rate among highest

Across the six high-income countries reviewed, the U.S. heart attack death rate was among the highest, even with adherence to recommended treatments and faring well on other measures.

Jake Miller • harvard
May 11, 2022 ~8 min

Grandma’s workouts may have made you healthier

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School have found that grandmothers’ exercise habits likely impact their grandchildren’s health, a finding with implications for both propagating healthy habits and taming the obesity crisis.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 10, 2022 ~13 min

French fries vs. almonds: Calorie for calorie, which comes out on top?

A Harvard expert challenges a new study that suggests there is little difference between eating a 300-calorie serving of french fries and a 300-calorie serving of almonds every day for a month, in terms of weight gain or other markers for diabetes risk.

Maureen Salamon • harvard
May 10, 2022 ~2 min