Harvard’s Board of Overseers’ president and president-elect discuss roles

Overseeing progress Susan Carney, current president of the Board of Overseers, and Michael Brown, president-elect for 2019-20, discuss their roles and the challenges that face higher education. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer An interview with the current and future presidents of the alumni board that acts as a ‘Socratic steward of the University’ On a recent … Read more

Relationship benefits can be seen in your eyes: The presence of a spouse provides immediate stress protection

The researchers used an infrared camera to continuously measure pupil diameter, which is a direct signal of the body’s physiological stress response. Credit: Jaren WIlkey, BYU Turns out that relationships are the secret to keeping calm and carrying on. BYU psychology professor Wendy Birmingham’s lab used an infrared camera to put an innovative twist on … Read more

CBD Is In Jelly Beans, Pet Food and Shampoo. But Many Benefits Are Untested

(Credit: ElRoi/Shutterstock) CBD, or cannabidiol, has exploded onto the market in recent years. Sometime in the past decade, this purportedly medicinal marijuana extract went from being an obscure stoner oil to the wellness product du jour, flooding from holistic markets to the mainstream. Analysts at the investment bank Cowen Inc. predict the industry will balloon to … Read more

In an age of constant change, it pays to be a rebel, Harvard author says

Unleash your inner rebel Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino talks about what she learned from the talented rebels she’s worked with during her research over the years, and what they have to teach us about when to break the rules. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer In an age of constant change, it pays to be … Read more

The quest to win over Amazon, as outlined by a Harvard professor

The quest to win over Amazon HBS Professor Sunil Gupta discusses the national scramble to court Amazon as the retail giant searches for a second headquarters opposite its primary campus in Seattle (pictured). Photo by Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Amazon Only one of 20 cities, Boston among them, can win its HQ contest, but losers … Read more

Anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

Longevity and anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’ David Sinclair is among a group of researchers collaborating on a new nonprofit academy to promote aging research and drug discovery. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer HMS’s Sinclair discusses new nonprofit academy for work on extending the human lifespan Research into longevity and healthy … Read more

Ending HIV transmission by 2030 ‘realistic,’ says Harvard expert Max Essex

Ending HIV transmission by 2030 Harvard's Max Essex, one of the first scientists to hypothesize that a retrovirus was the cause of AIDS, discussed the Trump administration’s plan to end HIV transmission. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard professor emeritus Max Essex says it’s possible After four decades of fighting AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus … Read more

Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Seeing the forest for the trees Redwoods can grow more than 300 feet tall and can live for more than 1,000 years. Creative Commons National Book Award winner Richard Powers discusses how writing his latest novel affected his view of humans and nature Novelist Richard Powers’ latest book, “The Overstory,” entwines the tales of human … Read more

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