Harvard researchers recently linked a symptom of autism with the malfunction of GABA signaling pathways, discovering the first proven connection between autism and a specific neurotransmitter in humans.
Harvard professors from four different departments discussed the phenomenon of rage in human behavior.
Mahan Nekoui ’17, left, and Gal Wachtel ’17, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday. Students designed their own experiments to examine protein interactions in damaged cells.
Courtney C. Okwara ’18, left, and Dar C. Nwaudo ’18, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday. Their experiment tests the effects of DNA damage on the function of yeast cells.
Mahan Nekoui ’17, left, and Gal Wachtel ’17, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Students designed their own experiments to examine protein interactions in damaged cells.
Principal Investigator Terence D. Capellini and visiting graduate student Jiaxue Cao present their poster at Radcliffe’s DNA symposium on Friday afternoon. The conference, called “The Past, Present, and Future of DNA,” featured lectures about human ancestry, forensics, and ethics.
Approximately 25 students attend the second lecture of Life Science 50a, the first half of an intensive two-semester, double course incorporating topics in biology, chemistry, math, computing, and physics.
Molecular Genetics professor Andrew W. Murray, course head of Life Science 50a, demonstrates examples of rule-based symbol transformation during the course’s second lecture.
The course will serve as the academic equivalent of four individual courses and incorporates biology, chemistry, math, computing, and physics into a life sciences curriculum.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.
Tyrone Hayes ’89 speaks about his research on atrazine, a drug denied regulatory approval in the EU due to its demonstrated endocrine disruption in frogs, which subsequently ensued in controversy. Hayes gave the lecture entitled "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" at Harvard Law School on Thursday evening.
Mitchell’s pure passion for applied microbiology is obvious from the start of our conversation—he seems to be on a mission to convince me of how important these microscopic organisms are.
Stanley H. Ambrose, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, lectured on the behavioral differences between modern humans and Neanderthals, and the implication of those differences in the context of environmental degradation more than 70,000 years ago.
Brian D. Farrell, who is a biology professor, curator of Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, combines his diverse interests in science and music in his teaching.
BioVisions, an initiative supported by Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, works to make digital visualization a more common tool in studying the life sciences.