Paul Farmer receives prize for work in public health and human rights

Paul Farmer awarded Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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First saber-toothed animals had 5-inch canines

Harvard researcher finds first saber-toothed animals had dinosaur-like teeth before dinosaurs did.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min


Seasonal changes in UV may increase spread of COVID-19

Seasonal changes in UV may alter the spread of COVID but not as much as social distancing.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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How parents can manage children and their technology use

Urs Gasser and John Palfrey are authors of the newly released book “The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World.”

Liz Mineo • harvard
Dec. 14, 2020 ~19 min

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Anthony Fauci offers a timeline for ending COVID-19 pandemic

Anthony Fauci predicted herd immunity by next fall and “normality” by 2021’s end, as long as enough people get vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Chan School dean outlines ‘action agenda’ for global health

COVID-19 has not only sickened and killed millions around the globe, it has wreaked havoc on existing programs to fight health ills that affect millions more. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams discusses with the Gazette an “action agenda” on global health for the incoming Biden administration.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 10, 2020 ~16 min

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How neurons form long-term memories

A Harvard Medical School study in mice reveals how memory neurons reorganize after new experiences.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Researchers study relationship between obesity and cancer

Researchers find that obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells in a battle for fuel in mice.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~10 min

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Harvard alumni spotlight climate change

‘Climate Conversations’ series engages researchers, leaders, practitioners, and organizers to seek paths to collaboration, solutions.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 7, 2020 ~11 min

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Are humans really the best role models for a robot?

Harvard's AI+Art project aims to get people thinking about how artificial intelligence may impact our lives in the future.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 4, 2020 ~12 min

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