Eve Ensler returns to the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) this month with a deeply personal, one-woman show that tells how her work with women brutalized by sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped her overcome stage IV uterine cancer.
A team of investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found evidence that suggests that bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. Read more about Gut-brain connection moves into MS territory
Genetics could play an important role in the dynamics of human conflict, new research suggests.
A study led by Sasha Kimel, a visiting professor in Harvard’s Psychology Department and a former Harvard College Fellow, shows that giving groups in conflict information about their genetic similarities or differences can tilt them toward conflict or peacemaking. The findings are described in a May paper in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Read more about For groups in conflict, genes matter
It is different this time for best-selling author Michael Pollan, and not just because his subject has changed. The people are different too. They’re not farming or fermenting or cooking. This time they’re dying. Read more about From fresh food to magic mushrooms
At the time, I thought managing to score a ticket to Stephen Hawking’s talk at Sanders Theatre was likely the high point of my science-writing career at Harvard — after all, I’d be seeing in the flesh the man some consider the most important physicist since Einstein.