Early snapshot of pandemic’s impact on children’s mental health

Psychiatric epidemiologist warns crisis too recent for conclusive results but shares some surprising, troubling early indications.

Clea Simon • harvard
April 21, 2022 ~7 min

Scientists develop a reimagined world map of agriculture

Reimagined world map of agriculture could turn back clock 20 years on carbon emissions.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 21, 2022 ~6 min

Interesting facts about Earth from Harvard paleontologist

Andrew Knoll, Harvard’s Fisher Research Professor of Natural History and author of the recent popular science book “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters,” shares six facts about the Earth.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 21, 2022 ~5 min

In Alzheimer’s, DNA errors stress cells, create dysfunction

A new study by Harvard-affiliated researchers finds that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have both more and different somatic mutations — alterations in DNA — in their brain cells than people without Alzheimer’s disease.

Manisha Vadali • harvard
April 20, 2022 ~4 min

It may be increasingly legal but doesn’t mean cannabis is safe

Neuroscientist says the jury’s still out on effects on neurodevelopment of fetuses, teens.

Clea Simon • harvard
April 20, 2022 ~7 min

Infertility history linked with increased risk of heart failure

A new study finds that a woman's history of infertility is associated with increased risk of heart failure.

Alice McCarthy • harvard
April 20, 2022 ~6 min

Harvard researchers help 3D printing take its next step

Harvard researchers present a new method of volumetric 3D printing.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 20, 2022 ~4 min

Genetic risk scores developed for six diseases

Newly developed polygenic risk scores, which add up hundreds or thousands of genetic risk factors for six common diseases, can aid physicians and patients in making individualized disease screening and prevention decisions.

Haley Bridger • harvard
April 18, 2022 ~6 min

Understanding primary progressive aphasia

When you think about progressive brain disorders that cause dementia, you usually think of memory problems. But sometimes language problems — also known as aphasia — are the first symptom.

Andrew E. Budson • harvard
April 14, 2022 ~4 min

A diversity lag in U.S. medicine includes stalled progress for Black men

Diversity in U.S. medicine is not keeping pace with population changes, particularly among Black men, according to a new report.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
April 14, 2022 ~5 min