Science Matters Video Series

These one-minute videos feature the remarkable science at Harvard Medical School and highlight the passion and personalities of our scientists as talk about what they do, why it matters, and why they love it.

Understanding how the brain functions

Chengua Gu, a professor at Harvard Medical School, explains her studies of the interaction between the human brain and its blood supply, and why this interaction is so important for brain function.

To learn more, read A Guide To Cognitive Fitness, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

Revealing the secrets of sleep

Dragana Rogulja, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, studies sleep in her lab in order to understand how the brain functions and why we need sleep.

To learn more, read Improving Sleep: A guide to a good night's rest, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

Sharing our lives with microscopic creatures

Sloan Devlin, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is a chemist trying to understand microscopic organisms that live in the human body in order to uncover new molecules that affect health and disease.

To learn more, read The Benefits of Probiotics: Using good bacteria for better health, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

To view the complete library of Science Matter videos, please visit the Harvard Medical School site.

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