Research led by Carolyn Eng delivers insights into how the IT band stores and releases elastic energy to make walking and running more efficient.
Until now, scientists thought that epithelial cells — which line not only the lung’s airways but major cavities of the body and most organs — just sat there motionless. A Harvard study shows that in asthma the opposite is true.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Harvard launches the first issue of Technology Science with a series of original research papers with revelations about ...
Harvard researchers report that by identifying and mimicking important developmental cues, they have been able to drive cells to grow into muscle fibers capable of contracting in a dish and multiplying in large numbers. This new method of producing muscle cells could offer a better model for studying muscle diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and for testing potential treatments.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina.
Drinking enough water is essential for physiological processes such as circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, and waste removal. More than half of all children and adolescents in the United States are under-hydrated — probably because they’re not drinking enough water, according to the first national study of its kind from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Harvard researchers have found a gene therapy that delivers a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs. This new treatment could improve the survival of patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy. Recurrence happens 70 percent of the time and is invariably fatal.
In response to a recent poll that found most adults who played sports when they were younger stopped doing so as they aged, a panel of experts convened at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health explored how to keep adults in the game.
Online symptom checkers can often be wrong in both diagnosis and triage advice, but they still may be useful alternatives to phone triage services and Internet searches.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Feature on surgeon and violinist Terry Buchmiller as part of the Practice series.
Afamefuna Nduaguba, a Nigerian immigrant, overcame early struggles at Roxbury Community College to gain a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and now an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
The motor cortex is critical to learn new skills, but may not be needed to perform them, a new Harvard study says.
Rudolph Tanzi of Harvard Medical School, recently named to Time’s list of the most influential people in the world, talks about the promising future of Alzheimer’s research.