How to combat Delta, according to Harvard epidemiologist

Harvard Associate Professor of Epidemiology William Hanage provides tips on how to deal with the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Lian Parsons • harvard
Aug. 5, 2021 ~3 min

Diet, exercise, and sleep affect heart health, but why?

Researchers are looking more closely at the impact of stress on body, taking it down to the cellular and molecular level.

Clea Simon • harvard
Aug. 5, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard experts stress testing, vaccination amid Delta surge

Conversations with Harvard experts shed light on the rise of Delta, an unwelcome twist in transmission, the power of vaccination, and more.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 3, 2021 ~8 min

A Harvard psychologist’s perspective on Biles at the Olympics

The Gazette spoke with Harvard psychologist Michael Hollander about the toll anxiety can take on performance and what must change to ensure athletes get the help they need.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
July 30, 2021 ~6 min

Intervention in first 1,000 days of life may halt childhood obesity

A new study demonstrates how changing parents’ health behavior and how clinicians deliver care to mothers and infants decreases excess weight gain in infants.

Anita Slomski • harvard
July 29, 2021 ~5 min

How to persuade the unvaccinated

Robert Blendon examined the divide among Americans over vaccine mandates.

Liz Mineo • harvard
July 29, 2021 ~4 min

Harvard study shows that jumping spiders can identify biological motion

A study by Harvard researchers demonstrates that jumping spiders can distinguish living from nonliving objects based on their movement.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 26, 2021 ~4 min

Harvard’s Mark 1 finds its new home

After a yearlong delay, the landmark Harvard IBM Mark I Automatic Calculator shifts residences to its new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 23, 2021 ~8 min

Harvard professor discusses science in the military

History of Science Professor Naomi Oreskes examines the power of funding to shape science, for both better and worse, in her latest book, “Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’t Know about the Ocean.”

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 22, 2021 ~20 min

Harvard researcher explains fire tornadoes

What is a fire tornado? Harvard’s Loretta Mickley sheds some light.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 20, 2021 ~6 min