news.harvard.eduAncient changes along the Hudson offer glimpse into how ice sheets grewIn a new study, Harvard researchers say they may be able to estimate how glaciers moved by examining how the weight of the ice sheet altered topography and led to changes in the course of rivers. The study is described in a paper published in Geology.
news.harvard.eduPolygenic risk scoring flags likelihood of developing common diseasesA Harvard research team developed an analysis to measure millions of small genetic variations and calculate the risk of developing five serious common diseases: coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, or breast cancer.
news.harvard.eduCreating a more diverse Harvard with need-blind financial aidOften, getting into college and paying for it are two very different challenges. That’s where Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative comes in. By opening the doors to exceptional students regardless of their family income, the initiative has brought more diversity — both racially and economically — to Harvard College.2
news.harvard.eduLess stress, clearer thoughts with mindfulness meditationRooted in Buddhism, mindfulness meditation has developed a prominent perch in the self-help movement. Its popularity has been fueled by research that indicates mindfulness often reduces stress and promotes emotional well-being.