Women who screen for colorectal cancer at 45 reduce risk by 60%

Researchers found a 50 to 60 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer among women who started endoscopy screenings at age 45 compared to those who had not undergone screening at all.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 5, 2022 ~4 min

LATE: A common cause of dementia you’ve never heard of

A fourth disorder that causes dementia has been added to the list. It’s called LATE and is estimated to cause about 15 to 20 percent of all dementias.

Andrew E. Budson • harvard
May 4, 2022 ~3 min

Memo from U.S. Space Command confirms Harvard scientists’ findings

Harvard student Amir Siraj ’22 and Professor Avi Loeb have found the earliest known meteor from another solar system to hit Earth, with the results confirmed by U.S. Space Force.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 3, 2022 ~5 min

Moving entangled atoms in quantum processor

A team of physicists from Harvard and elsewhere have created a new method for shuttling entangled atoms in a quantum processor at the forefront for building large-scale programmable quantum machines.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 3, 2022 ~7 min

How to break a bad habit

Harvard experts say breaking an unhealthy habit can be done. It takes intent, a little white-knuckling, and some effective behavior modification techniques.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 2, 2022 ~3 min

Hallmarks of dementia found well before diagnosis

A new study shows the impact of early amyloid-β and tau protein accumulation on disrupting brain connections important for memory. These disrupted connections were present even before signs of cognitive impairment were observed.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 2, 2022 ~5 min

Skull channels key to detection of brain infection, injury

Researchers have found that “brain water” can exit through tiny channels to reach the skull’s bone marrow, which can detect infection or injury.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
May 2, 2022 ~3 min

Representation making difference

Three physics Rhodes Scholars reflect on ways female mentorship helped them, importance of paying it forward.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 29, 2022 ~9 min

‘Alarming’ subvariants and the power of hybrid immunity

Harvard scientists give their read on recent COVID data from the U.S. and South Africa.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 27, 2022 ~4 min

Earth Day panel examines a way forward on climate change

The panel of experts looked at success and failures since the first Earth Day in 1970.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 22, 2022 ~6 min