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The unsavory side of sugar

Experts at a Harvard Medical School symposium explored the health and policy effects of too much sugar

Veterans and active members of the military study at Harvard

The Warrior-Scholar Project aims to ease their transition to college life

Robotic cockroach makes a splash

Latest version of Harvard’s Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, walks underwater



Mindfulness research probes depression benefits

Gaelle Desbordes, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School, is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression.

“Sing Out, March On” at Harvard Commencement

Joshuah Campbell '16 and Harvard friends perform “Sing Out, March On”—a powerful tribute to John Lewis, Harvard's Commencement speaker.

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Harvard hosts workshop for leaders in malaria fight

Harvard Business School hosted a weeklong leadership workshop supporting global efforts to eradicate malaria.

Bertarelli Foundation redoubles its investment in Harvard Medical School research

The Bertarelli Foundation is redoubling its investment in Harvard Medical School’s research on sensory disorders.

Harvard collaboration to help students explore how science works

Robert Lue, principal investigator for the development of an online learning platform called LabXchange, aims to provide a virtual laboratory experience and social community for biology students.

New study reveals how male fruit fly decides to court or ignore female

Harvard study reveals how the neurobiology of fruit fly courtship can help illuminate understanding of human disorders of motivation.

News from Around Harvard

Nuclear Security in Russia: Can Progress Be Sustained?

May 8, 2018Nuclear security in Russia has continued to evolve since the suspension of nearly all US–Russian nuclear-security cooperation in 2014, but the United States and the rest of the world now …

Black and white bail judges show bias against black defendants

A new study of bail judges in the Miami and Philadelphia areas suggests that both black and white judges show bias against black defendants. …

Trump and Putin Face an Urgent Arms Control Deadline in Helsinki

Jul 12, 2018As US-Russian relations continue to deteriorate, Presidents Trump and Putin appear eager to find common ground on arms control when they meet in Helsinki on Monday. …

Meet The Trans Chaplain Helping LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome in Senior Care

Chris Alburger, MDiv '15, may very well be the first chaplain in America hired specifically for LGBTQ senior care. He is definitely the first-ever LGBTQ Chaplain Resident at Hebrew SeniorLife. …

Why Britain is protesting Trump

Jul 11, 2018Like millions of people in the United Kingdom, I have a deep and enduring affection for America. …

How Trump’s turbulent Europe trip affects his Putin meeting

Jul 13, 2018What does President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom mean for the transatlantic relationship and his meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin? Former ambassador to NATO Nick …

Depression: Common medication side effect?

Many medications list depression or suicidal thoughts as a possible side effect, even those for unrelated conditions like high blood pressure or allergies. …