Harvard researchers find gut microbes can lessen effectiveness of medicines

Study published in Science shows that gut microbes can chew up medications, with serious side effects.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | June 19, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: science-technology caitlin-mcdermott-murphy chemistry chemistry-and-chemical-biology emily-balskus fas graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences gut-bacteria microbiome parkinsons-disease science vayu-maini-rekdal

4 new Veritalk episodes take on food: culture, veganism, gut health, obesity

Harvard Ph.D. students explore the culture and science of food in the latest episodes of the Veritalk podcast. The talks cover veganism, gut health, food and diaspora, and childhood obesity.

GSAS Communications | June 4, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine childhood-obesity cultural-appropriation food graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences microbiome veganism veritalk

Why jackals thrive where humans dominate

The surprising success story of the golden jackal in Europe holds lessons about nature’s resilience and about how nature might respond to the evolutionary pressure exerted by humans as we change the natural landscape. The Gazette spoke with doctoral student Nathan Ranc for insight.

Alvin Powell | April 25, 2019 | harvard
~18 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell anthropocene department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology europe fox golden-jackal graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences nathan-ranc paul-moorcroft resilience wolf

What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences obesity radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sara-bleich type-2-diabetes

Student engineers an interaction between two qubits using photons

A Ph.D. student working in the lab of Professor Mikhail Lukin, co-director of the Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, has demonstrated a method for engineering an interaction between two qubits using photons.

Peter Reuell | Nov. 30, 2018 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology evans graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences lukin mikhail-lukin quantum quantum-bit quantum-bits quantum-computers quantum-computing quantum-networking ruffin-evans science

Student engineers an interaction between two qubits using photons

A Ph.D. student working in the lab of Professor Mikhail Lukin, co-director of the Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, has demonstrated a method for engineering an interaction between two qubits using photons.

Peter Reuell | Nov. 30, 2018 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology evans graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences lukin mikhail-lukin quantum quantum-bit quantum-bits quantum-computers quantum-computing quantum-networking ruffin-evans science

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