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Research

With Collaboration, Scientists Test Gene Therapy for 'Bubble Boy Disease'

A new variation of gene therapy raises hopes for a safe and effective long-term treatment for the life-threatening heritable disorder.

Health

Study: Genes Can Help Explain Coffee Consumption

The research indicates that eight genes in the human body may be related to coffee consumption, either directly or indirectly.

Harvard Medical School

Professor Outlines Risks, Benefits of Genome Editing

Harvard Medical School professor George M. Church discussed the possibilities and dangers of genetic engineering at a lecture Wednesday.

Research

Researchers Unveil Nanoparticle Construction Method

By enabling the creation of nanoparticles in user-specified shapes out of materials like silver or gold, the breakthrough offers a range of applications in solar cells, disease detection, and laser technology.

Research

New Tool Makes Cancer Analysis More Accessible

A team of Harvard researchers and their colleagues have developed a new software platform that makes it easier for scientists to understand and analyze the many forms of cancer.

Science

Anthropologist Shares Tales of Conservation, Discovery

Wright has spent the last three decades of her life working to protect Madagascar's rainforests and bring economic development to the nation's citizens.

Research

Organ-on-a-Chip Simulates Asthmatic Airway

The chip mimics the function of an asthmatic airway and has the potential to speed up the drug-testing process.

Research

Harvard Team's Big Bang Findings Called into Question

Findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite indicate that the data collected by Harvard’s telescope, BICEP2, did not completely account for galactic dust.

Primitive Intelligent Life
Science

Primitive Intelligent Life

Dr. Abraham A. Loeb, the Chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, describes the likelihood of discovering extraterrestrial life on Tuesday evening in the Scenic Center.

Primitive Intelligent Life
Science

Primitive Intelligent Life

Dr. Abraham A. Loeb, the Chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, describes the likelihood of discovering extraterrestrial life on Tuesday evening in the Scenic Center.

Primitive Intelligent Life
Science

Primitive Intelligent Life

Dr. Abraham A. Loeb, the chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, describes the likelihood of discovering extraterrestrial life on Tuesday evening in the Science Center.

Harvard Medical School

Med School Nets $30M in Grants for Pharmacology Research

The Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science at the Harvard Medical School was recently awarded $30 million in funding from government agencies in response to proposals from the program’s principal researchers.

Sciences Division

Molecular and Cellular Bio Updates Receive Good Reviews

Administrators behind the revamping of Molecular and Cellular Biology did not have to wait long to gauge the popularity of their new programs, courses, and requirement changes, said Alexander F. Schier, department chair of MCB

Research

Study: Antidepressant Use Harmful During Pregnancy

A study co-authored by Harvard professors and researchers has linked antidepressant use during pregnancy to nearly twice the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for the unborn child.

Research

Science with a Twist: Harvard Researchers Discover Helix Shape

It might be time to take a closer glance at the nearest landline phone cord. Harvard researchers recently discovered a new shape—the hemihelix—which can be found in helical-like structures such as phone cords or slinkies. Shapes like the hemihelix might shed light on the process of creating three dimensional shapes from two dimensional starting materials, researchers said.

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith