Twelve advanced research projects aimed at developing new therapies and diagnostics receive support from Harvard’s Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator.
New research shows that bird beaks are the result of skeletal changes controlled by two genetic pathways, shedding light on the origins of one of nature’s most efficient tools.
New biosensors developed by Wyss Institute core faculty member George Church enable complex genetic reprogramming of common bacteria like E. coli and could be leveraged for sustainable biomanufacturing, using the metabolic processes of bacterial cells to generate valuable chemicals and fuels.
New findings reveal how genomic imprinting can dramatically expand biological diversity, and could have important implications for understanding the brain.
Research on the evolutionary history of the anole lizard became an international adventure for Professor Jonathan Losos.
Using large-scale zebrafish drug-screening models, Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a potent group of chemicals that helps bone marrow transplants engraft, or “take.”
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.
Mary Caswell Stoddard of Harvard’s Society of Fellows is bringing an interdisciplinary approach to her study of bird eggs.
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.
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A team of scientists has engineered a form of the genome-editing protein Cas9 that can be controlled by a small molecule and offers improved DNA specificity.
Harvard-affiliated researchers have been able to make a comparison of neurons in optic nerves to learn more about why some regenerate and others don’t.
As part of the Harvard Horizons Symposium, Ph.D. candidate Shane Campbell-Staton will discuss his work with the green anole lizard, which corroborates the fact that rapid evolutionary responses can be viewed in real time.
State wildlife biologists installed a peregrine falcon nesting platform high on Memorial Hall’s tower.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an “imageable” mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong survival. The study, published online in the journal Brain, also describes a strategy for preventing the potential negative consequences of stem cell therapy.
A new study shows that birds use two highly stereotyped postures to avoid obstacles in flight. The study could open the door to new ways to program drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid similar obstacles.
Harvard biologist Elizabeth Wolkovich is studying wine grape phenology and changes that might be needed in a warming world.
Harvard researchers have solved the mystery of how some bacteria move across surfaces with the discovery of a rotary motor in the bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae.
A new study finds no connection between hip width and efficient locomotion, and suggests that scientists have long approached the problem in the wrong way.
A new study shows that the teeth of early hominins grew unlike those of either modern humans or apes, suggesting that neither can serve as a useful proxy for estimating the age or developmental progression of juvenile fossils.