20 years post-invasion, many Iraq veterans haven’t found peace

Harvard doctor who directs Home Base health program details experiences treating “invisible wounds,” including efforts to keep patients from isolating.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 17, 2023 ~8 min

William Hanage on COVID lessons we still need to learn

Harvard epidemiologist looks back and ahead.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 16, 2023 ~9 min

Study probes caffeine’s role in gut health, IBD

Researchers zero in on molecular component in caffeinated foods such as coffee, tea and chocolate.

BWH Communications • harvard
March 16, 2023 ~5 min

Is walking faster better for health?

Not really, says Spaulding Rehab expert. When you go for a walk, focus on this instead.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 15, 2023 ~3 min

Strong evidence that yoga protects against frailty in older adults

A review of 33 studies found that yoga improved known predictors of longevity, including walking speed and leg strength.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 14, 2023 ~5 min

Scientists race to study new species before it’s too late

Researchers find five new species of hard-to-access creatures amid shortage of knowledge, concerns growing commercial interest may cause extinctions.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
March 14, 2023 ~7 min

After taking intro course in new concentration, alum sets up own lab

Sam Wattrus ’16, Ph.D. ’22, becomes the first human developmental and regenerative biology concentrator to establish an independent research lab.

Joelle Zaslow • harvard
March 13, 2023 ~6 min

Study confirms why we need female mice in neuroscience research

Researchers found that female mice, despite ongoing hormonal fluctuations, exhibit exploratory behavior that is more stable than that of their male peers, countering the belief that the hormone cycle in females causes behavioral variation that could throw off results.

Catherine Caruso • harvard
March 8, 2023 ~12 min

Evolution, aging, and knee osteoarthritis

The same skeletal changes that allowed humans to walk upright make us vulnerable to knee osteoarthritis as we age, human evolutionary biologist says.

Anna Lamb • harvard
March 8, 2023 ~4 min

Trend showing decline in health of younger adults draws concern

Researchers find hypertension, diabetes, and obesity worsened across the board in study group of people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, with racial and ethnic disparities present.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 7, 2023 ~7 min