Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
Tags: science-technology chemistry cancer bacteria parkinsons-disease fas emily-balskus chemistry-and-chemical-biology colon-cancer caitlin-mcdermott-murphy microbiome microbes gut l-dopa microbiology therapeutics disease national-science-foundation cholesterol metagenomics award catherine-drennan human-health nsf sethuraman-panchanathan
A 20-year study of Kenyan schoolchildren who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits that extend to their communities.
Tags: economics fas health-medicine national-bureau-of-economic-research uc-berkeley kenya deworming edward-miguel michael-kremer
Childhood violence and trauma has a direct effect on a person’s mental and physical health as they grow, with certain kinds of trauma also affecting the pace of aging.
Tags: psychology fas health-medicine manisha-aggarwal-schifellite katie-mclaughlin natalie-colich
Modeling study offers fresh insights into stealthy nature of coronavirus and how easily it jumps from person to person.
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus fas juan-siliezar health-medicine wuhan xihong-lin asymptomatic second-wave undetected-infections
In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.
Tags: astronomy neuroscience psychology fas radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study juan-siliezar health-medicine alyssa-goodman comparative-literature elizabeth-phelps german john-hamilton manisha-aggarwal-schifellite
Cassandra Extavour and Leo Blondel provide the strongest suggestive evidence yet that at least part of a specific gene came from bacterial genomes.
Tags: science-technology bacteria genes faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell cassandra-extavour horizontal-gene-transfer gene blondel extavour gene-transfer germ-cells leo-blondel osk-domain oskar
As University facilities close, faculty and staff gather gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage.
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus fas science seas health-medicine health-care donations douglas-finkbeiner laboratories mema n95-masks ppe sarah-elwell
In a new paper, Harvard researchers show for the first time that research-based online STEM demonstrations not only can teach students more, but can be just as effective as classroom teaching.
Tags: science-technology teaching basic-research fas proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences science-education anna-fiorentino demonstrations greg-kestin louis-deslauriers
Tamara Pico, a postdoctoral fellow, is using records of flooding in the Bering Strait to make inferences about how the ice sheets that covered North America responded to the warming climate, and how their melting might have contributed to climate changes.
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell reuell environments-sustainability sea-level flooding science-advances bering-strait flood ice ice-sheets paleoclimate pico tamara-pico younger-dryas
Though no expert coder, Max Weiss ’20, a government concentrator uses bots to show an agency its website vulnerability.
Tags: science-technology public-policy basic-research fas clea-simon bots department-of-government iqss latanya-sweeney max-weiss technology-science
Page 1 of 11