Exploring why some remain sharp even as decades roll by

Harvard researchers study "super-aging" minds for clues to possible interventions for the rest of us.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 21, 2022 ~12 min

Women less assertive than men in large classes, study finds

A new study finds that women and men physicians participate differently in academic settings, potentially contributing to gender biases that disadvantage female students.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 21, 2022 ~3 min

Harvard mathematician answers 150-year-old chess problem

The n-queens challenge dates back to 1869. After working on the problem for about 5 years, mathematician Michael Simkin has an almost definitive solution.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 21, 2022 ~5 min

Pandemic may affect babies’ brain development

For babies born during this pandemic, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests their brains may not fully develop.

Claire McCarthy • harvard
Jan. 21, 2022 ~2 min

Optimism on Omicron, shift from pandemic to endemic

With Omicron on the decline in some states, pandemic experts permit themselves hope, at least for the near term.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min

Harvard study looks at COVID-19 sex disparities

Sex differences in COVID death rates vary by state and across time, suggesting social factors play a role.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 20, 2022 ~7 min

Study shows how Delta variant endangers pregnancy

Researchers detect the COVID-19 variant in the blood and placentas of women who had stillbirths and pregnancy complications.

MGH News and Public Affairs • harvard
Jan. 13, 2022 ~4 min

Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is likely caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers.

Nicole Rura • harvard
Jan. 13, 2022 ~4 min

Olive oil consumption lowers risk of premature death, study suggests

Chan School researchers see impact in cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Jan. 13, 2022 ~3 min

Astronomers find origin of stars that surround Earth

Scientists have shown how a chain of events led to the creation of the vast bubble that is responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light-years of the sun and Earth.

Nadia Whitehead • harvard
Jan. 12, 2022 ~5 min