Proper management can bring species back from the brink and create healthier ocean ecosystems, experts said during a Center for the Environment panel.
A study of plaque production at single-cell level holds promise to help improve Alzheimer’s treatment.
Blue-banded bees bent on pollination bang their heads against tomato plants at a rate of 350 times per second, a Harvard researcher found.
Rett syndrome is a relatively common neurodevelopmental disorder, the second most common cause of intellectual disability in girls after Down syndrome. Building on 2004 findings, Harvard researchers identified a faulty signaling pathway that, when corrected in mice, improves the symptoms of Rett syndrome.
A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School has developed a new method for engineering a broad range of biosensors to detect and signal virtually any desired molecule using living eukaryotic cells. Its applications could range from detecting hormones to benefiting agriculture.
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are working on a topical treatment that may be available for those with seborrheic keratosis (SK), or liver spots. SKs vary in color from tan to black, can be flat or raised, and range in size from quite small to an inch or more across.
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, collaborating with scientists in Finland and France, have shown what ultimately causes the brain to fold — a simple mechanical instability associated with buckling.
A new study led by Harvard’s Matthew Liebmann examines the health and ecological consequences of European colonists’ contact with Native Americans.
Researchers have found that cancer begins after activation of an oncogene or loss of a tumor suppressor, and involves a change that takes a single cell back to a stem cell state. They believe this model may apply not only to melanoma, but to most if not all cancers.
Harvard research teams find a promising new approach that uses direct mechanical stimulation to repair severely damaged skeletal muscles.
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Researchers at MIT’s David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, in collaboration with scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and several other institutions, have developed an implantable device that in mice shielded insulin-producing beta cells from immune system attack for six months — a substantial proportion of life span.
A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has evolved their microscale 3-D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time.
Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Center for Brain Science, and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology have been awarded more than $28 million to develop advanced machine learning algorithms by pushing the frontiers of neuroscience.
For Harvard computer scientists, entrepreneurship is often a fulfilling extension of their cutting-edge research.
A Graduate School of Education alumna brings her family history into the dance studio as she teaches children with disabilities the art of movement and the rewards they can reap.
Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a new study by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark.
Globular star clusters date back almost to the birth of the Milky Way, and according to new research, they also could be extraordinarily good places to look for space-faring civilizations.
A research team at the Wyss Institute has developed a novel microfluidic device in which blood flows through a lifelike network of small “vessels.” Using automated pressure sensors and a proprietary algorithm, the data acquired is analyzed in real time and precisely predicts when a certain blood sample will obstruct the blood vessel network.
Scientists gave little thought to the neurological effects of dance until relatively recently, when researchers began to investigate the complex mental coordination that dance requires.
New European ice-core data provides a view of the difficult times that led up to and may have worsened the Black Death.