Harvard study shows neurons shape identity of microglia

New study shows that microglia cells “listen in” to neighboring neurons and change to match them.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
today ~5 min

How America’s ageism hurts, shortens lives of elderly

Becca Levy ‘92, Ph.D. ’95 examines hidden stereotypes of aging, their insidious effects in an excerpt from her new book, “Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long & Well You Live.”

Harvard Gazette • harvard
yesterday ~12 min


Harvard researchers find REM sleep in jumping spiders

New Harvard study documents REM in spiders.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Aug. 9, 2022 ~6 min

Taking second look at daily multivitamins

“Most people would be better off just drinking a full glass of water and skipping the vitamin,” says Pieter Cohen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Julie Corliss • harvard
Aug. 8, 2022 ~3 min

Daily multivitamin may be an unnecessary habit

“Most people would be better off just drinking a full glass of water and skipping the vitamin,” says Pieter Cohen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Julie Corliss • harvard
Aug. 8, 2022 ~3 min

Finding much to like in Senate climate deal

The Gazette spoke with John Holdren, who served as President Obama’s top adviser on science and technology policy, about climate deal and its potential impact, should it survive Senate and House scrutiny and be signed by President Biden.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 5, 2022 ~14 min

Alzheimer’s-defying brain offers clues to treatment, prevention

The brain of a woman with a family history of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease who lived dementia-free into her 70s is providing researchers with important information about the pathobiology of Alzheimer’s dementia and possible ways to prevent or treat it.

Neil Osterweil • harvard
Aug. 1, 2022 ~6 min

Gorge today, sweat tomorrow? That’s not how it works.

Researcher I-Min Lee outlines fresh data showing that you can’t outrun a bad diet.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 27, 2022 ~6 min


Eating fish linked to skin cancer risk, says study

In a new study researchers determined that people who eat about 2.6 servings of fish per week have a higher risk for the skin cancer melanoma.

Robert H. Shmerling • harvard
July 26, 2022 ~3 min

Can music improve our health and quality of life?

New research shows the use of music interventions — listening to music, singing, and music therapy — can create significant improvements in mental health, and smaller improvements in physical health-related quality of life.

Lorrie Kubicek • harvard
July 26, 2022 ~3 min

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