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Student and Faculty Researchers Reflect on Trip to Hindu Festival

Last month, more than 50 Harvard researchers traveled to Allahabad, India, to study the Kumbh Mela, a two-month-long religious affair that attracts tens of millions of visitors to a rotating location in India every three years.

Soda and Sugar
Health

School of Public Health Researchers Petition for FDA Action on Soda

Several researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have penned their names to a petition that calls for the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and act upon the health effects of climbing sugar levels in soda and sweetened beverages.

Research

Researchers Measure Global Carbon Dioxide Levels

Using data generated by planes that traveled between the North and South Poles, Harvard researchers generated the first set of highly detailed measurements of greenhouse gas levels across the globe. This comprehensive data set is now available to the public.

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Research

Soft Robots Jump Higher, React Faster

New advances in soft-robotics allow these more flexible robots to react faster than ever before.

Research

Research Begins to Explore What Makes EDAR Gene Advantageous

According to a recent study by a team of Harvard researchers from across the University, specialists in thermoregulation, dermatologists, and hair experts have one thing in common: the EDAR gene.

Research

Microbes Pave Way for "Personalized Medicine"

Bauer Fellow Peter J. Turnbaugh and coworkers published work last month that could pave the way for techniques in “personalized medicine”—treatment which caters to an individuals’ unique genetic makeup.

Studying the Brain
Science

New Device Monitors the Brain

Harvard researchers have developed the first quantitative neuromotor assessment device, an advancement which could have repercussions for fields ranging from sports medicine to Parkinson’s disease research.

Vitamin D and Diabetes
Health

Vitamin D Linked to Diabetes

A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that vitamin intake may play a significant role in cases of adult-onset type 1 diabetes, a disease commonly associated with genetic factors.

A Long Way from Home
Science

Researchers Identify Earth-Like Planets in Solar System

As the population on Earth continues to grow, Harvard scientists may have just stumbled upon some additional space—in the solar system. Earth-like planets, defined by the researchers as planets comparable in size and temperature to Earth, may be as close as 13 light years away.

A Long Way from Home
Science

A Long Way from Home

Physicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics unveiled the existence of earth-like object close to our planet. The nearest one may be approximately 77 trillion miles away.

Race

Harvard Researcher: Google-Generated Ads Show Racial Bias

A Harvard researcher has found that typically African-American names are more likely to be linked to a criminal record in Google-generated advertisements on the online search engine and on the news site Reuters.com, a website to which Google supplies advertisements.

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