Tag: Harvard University

Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution

Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can—and should—be tested without need for full-scale deployment November 17, 2014 Cambridge, Mass. – November 17, 2014 – A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the […]

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Contact: Anna Mikulak amikulak@psychologicalscience.org 202-293-9300 Association for Psychological Science   Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in […]

Salt identified as autoimmune trigger

Contact: Bill Hathaway 203-432-1322 Yale University For the past few decades, health officials have been reporting increases in the incidence of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Now researchers at Yale School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute have identified a prime suspect in […]

Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?

Contact: Richard Hund rhund@botany.org 314-577-9557 American Journal of Botany Recent review reveals unique cellular structure and function that may contribute to their long life-span For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality.  […]

Hacking the President’s DNA : Personalized Bioweapons

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take […]

Study finds autistics better at problem-solving

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal and Harvard University research in Human Brain Mapping This release is available in French. Montreal, June 16, 2009 — Autistics are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving than non-autistics, according to […]

Harvard’s annual ‘IncestFest’ party where students ‘are encouraged to hook up with each other’ branded ‘offensive and insensitive’

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:16:50 EST, 11  October 2012| UPDATED:16:50 EST, 11 October 2012 Students at Harvard  University have lambasted one of its halls of residence for naming  a party ‘IncestFest’ – at which students are reportedly encouraged to make out  with as many people as possible. Kirkland […]

How synthetic biology will change us

By Alan Boyle October 4, 2012, 7:05 pm NBCNews.com Lisa Poole / AP file Harvard geneticist George Church shows off the DNA sequence of a colleague. In the future, genetically modified organisms could be making our medicines, our fuel, our housewares, our houses — and they could even […]

Understanding the brain by controlling behavior

Contact: Peter Reuell preuell@fas.harvard.edu 617-496-8070 Harvard University Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers manipulate neurons in worms’ brains and take control of their behavior In the quest to understand how the brain turns sensory input into behavior, Harvard scientists have crossed a major threshold. Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers have been […]

Revealed: Harvard cheating scandal which could see over 100 students thrown out of elite college was discovered because of a TYPO

By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED:18:42 EST, 14  September 2012| UPDATED:18:42 EST, 14 September 2012 The Harvard cheating scandal which has rocked  the world-famous university and cast doubt on more than 100 students began with  a minor typing error, it has been revealed. 125 undergraduates are currently being  investigated over […]

Merging tissue and electronics

For Immediate Release:August 27, 2012 contact: Sarah McDonnell, MIT News Office email: s_mcd@mit.edu phone: 617-253-8923       New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — To control the three-dimensional shape of engineered tissue, researchers grow cells on tiny, sponge-like scaffolds. These […]

Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan, offers a scathing critique of the mental-health establishment and pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of incorrectly classifying millions as mentally ill out of self-interest and greed.

SPIEGEL Interview with Jerome Kagan 2 AUG 2012 Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan is one of the world’s leading experts in child development. In a SPIEGEL interview, he offers a scathing critique of the mental-health establishment and pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of incorrectly classifying millions as mentally ill out […]