The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school clea-simon health-medicine paul-farmer massachusetts-consortium-on-pathogen-readiness global-perspectives-on-covid-19 centre-for-the-aids-programme-of-research-in-south-africa fabio-ciceri george-q-daly guangzhou-medical-university mark-elliott megan-murray professor-of-respiratory-medicine salim-abdool-karim san-raffaele-scientific-institute zhong-nanshan
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted an online forum on “Coronavirus, social distancing, and acute insomnia: How to avoid chronic sleep problems before they get started.”
April 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 clea-simon health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health sleep donn-posner insomnia sleepwell-associates stanford-university-school-of-medicine
The Harvard Chan School of Public Health will launch a series of weekly interactive forums to discuss issues and options.
March 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: children mental-health coronavirus depression clea-simon health-medicine archana-basu post-traumatic-stress-disorder isolation karestan-koenen therapy
Though no expert coder, Max Weiss ’20, a government concentrator uses bots to show an agency its website vulnerability.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology public-policy basic-research fas clea-simon bots department-of-government iqss latanya-sweeney max-weiss technology-science
Planets that are even a little like Earth are hard to find. That’s why when astronomers like Jennifer G. Winters come across a body that may be solid, rocky, and possibly have its own atmosphere, they get excited. And especially so in a case like this: For although it is statistically unlikely to host life
Oct. 23, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology planets fas science harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics clea-simon dwarf-planets jennifer-winters
Scientists have recently discovered that different diets — say, high-fat versus low-fat, or plant-based versus animal-based — can rapidly and reproducibly alter the composition and activity of the gut microbiome, where differences in the composition and activity can affect everything from metabolism to immunity to behavior.
Oct. 2, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: fas clea-simon health-medicine human-evolutionary-biology vayu-maini-rekdal cooking gut-microbiome katia-chadaideh-corinne-f-maurice kylynda-bauer nature-microbiology peter-turnbaugh rachel-carmody
New study debunks long-held theory that dolphins had ridged skin, which helped them swim faster.
July 18, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology fas clea-simon oeb organismic-and-evolutionary-biology dolphin-skin george-lauder marine-mammal royal-society-biology-letters-journal
Biology Professor Cassandra G. Extavour debunks old hypotheses about form and function on insect eggs using new big-data tool
July 3, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: evolution fas nature ecology clea-simon health-medicine museum-of-comparative-zoology organismic-and-evolutionary-biology bruno-as-de-medieros cassandra-extavour egg-shape molecular-and-cellular-biology samuel-church seth-donoughe
A new NASA-funded program will study water worlds and environments to understand the limits of life as part of the search for life on other planets.
July 1, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology water fas clea-simon organismic-and-evolutionary-biology christopher-german donna-blackman exploring-ocean-worlds network-for-ocean-worlds peter-girguis tori-hoebler volcanoes woods-hole-oceanographic-institution
With an innovative technique called anatomical network analysis, clear patterns emerge that help solve the puzzle of how fins became limbs 420 million years ago.
May 21, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology evolution fas stephanie-pierce fossils clea-simon borja-esteve-altava john-hutchinson julia-molnar limbs math museum-of-comparative-zoology oeb organismic-and-evolutionary-biology royal-veterinary-college rui-diogo tetrapods
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