Diabetes drugs may reduce cardiovascular deaths

Drugs originally developed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes were found to reduce cardiovascular deaths and heart failure events among patients.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 30, 2022 ~5 min

Using AI to predict COVID surges

MGH, Broad researchers develop Big Data tool that can predict which COVID variants will likely become dominant.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 29, 2022 ~12 min

Climate change drove reptile evolution

Fast climatic shifts due to global warming coincided with high rates of morphological change in most reptiles.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Aug. 29, 2022 ~6 min

Racial discrimination during COVID led to rise in depression

Those who experienced discrimination early in the pandemic had increased odds of moderate to severe depression and suicidal ideation, compared to those who reported no discrimination.

Randy Young • harvard
Aug. 29, 2022 ~4 min

New Harvard undergraduate fellowship on quantum science

A summer program gives Harvard students firsthand experience with quantum research.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Aug. 26, 2022 ~7 min

Astronomers see CO2 on exoplanet for first time

Discovery powered by James Webb Space Telescope could yield new clues on composition, formation of planets outside solar system.

CfA Communications • harvard
Aug. 25, 2022 ~3 min

Surgical procedures haven’t recovered from COVID

Reductions in surgical procedures precipitated by SARS-CoV-2 have not fully returned to their pre-pandemic levels, resulting in severe backlogs and deferred surgeries.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
Aug. 23, 2022 ~5 min

Understanding polio and the risks we face

News reports about polio's return worry parents. An expert explains the two types of poliovirus and the importance of herd immunity.

Claire McCarthy • harvard
Aug. 22, 2022 ~3 min

New hope for easing stigma and isolation of hearing loss

Audiologist says FDA green light for over-the-counter devices has potential to drive down cost, increase access and innovation.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 22, 2022 ~9 min

Can tech developed at Harvard disrupt lens-making industry?

Federico Capasso believed a flat lens could revolutionize advanced products, devices. But he needed help innovating one, and getting it to market.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 17, 2022 ~15 min