A new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care.
Efforts by Harvard faculty to understand island evolution form the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
A global team from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and other institutions sequenced more than 200 additional Ebola samples to capture the fullest picture yet of how the virus is transmitted and changes over a long-term outbreak.
Panelists at the Harvard Chan School weighed the possible implications of the latest Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
Leaders in the global fight to eradicate malaria are at Harvard this week for a leadership training course that explores many facets of the scientific underpinnings of the effort to eradicate malaria from the planet.
Mary Caswell Stoddard of Harvard’s Society of Fellows is bringing an interdisciplinary approach to her study of bird eggs.
The high seas of Mars may never have existed. According to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars, a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water drainage and erosion features seen today.
Scientists at Harvard Stem Cell Institute have found a way to both make more energy-burning human brown fat cells and make the cells themselves more active, a discovery that could have therapeutic potential for diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic diseases.
About 200 people interested in improving the quality of meals served in America’s public schools gathered at Harvard to discuss topics ranging from getting wholesome food into schools to institutional barriers.
An international team of researchers has developed a method of fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. The scaffolds can then be connected to devices and used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues, or even promote regeneration of neurons.
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Having achieved promising results in proof-of-concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by Conor Walsh and a team of engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could someday help people who have lost hand motor control regain some of their daily independence.
A new study suggests that many of the cognitive capacities that humans use for cooking — a preference for cooked food, the ability to understand the transformation of raw food into cooked, and even the ability to save and transport food to cook it — are shared with chimpanzees.
At Harvard, the Accelerator Fund boosts technologies in engineering and physical sciences, and helps launch companies in robotics, 3-D printing, and materials discovery.
While at Harvard, Veronica Gloria ’15 worked to empower first-generation and Latino students like herself.
Specialists in care and policy came together at the Harvard Chan School to trade ideas on combating opioid abuse.
A new study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology reports that the number of ecosystem hotspots in Massachusetts has increased over the past decade, with more and more popping up in metro Boston.
In the Wyss Institute’s inaugural podcast "Disruptive," host Terrence McNally spoke with Pamela Silver and George Church about today’s breakthroughs in technology and modifications to an organism's genome that can be conducted more cheaply, efficiently, and effectively than ever before.
Alyssa Goodman, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, will give a talk titled "Lost Without Longitude" on Thursday at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
Feature on surgeon and violinist Terry Buchmiller as part of the Practice series.