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Each of these events also shows admitted students a unique aspect of undergraduate life.

The Laboratory at Harvard Launch of Le Whif
Student Life

New 'Lab at Harvard' Opens

Kicking a soccer ball often causes a throbbing toe and a loss of energy upon impact. But with Soccket—an idea ...

Visual Arts

Art and Science: A Work in Progress

Harvard’s campus is no stranger to musical performances, but it has yet to play host to a piece that uses the human body as its score—at least, until the unveiling this Sunday of the Gigue project, which uses computer programs to measure and transform a person’s heartbeat into music.


Similar Venom Found in Two Species

Reptiles and mammals may represent different classes in the animal kingdom, but researchers in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology have found that similar molecular changes cause both a lizard and a shrew to produce a toxin—a discovery that may shed light on similar changes that occur in other animals.


Neurobiology Looks To Shed Light On Vision, Art

If you ask a child how they see, they say they open their eyes. Simple enough. But what if you ask the child what’s going on in the eye?

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Laboratory of Arts and Sciences

Most of us eat chocolate. Now--at least according to School for Engineering and Applied Sciences Professor David Edwards--we should inhale

Harvard Medical School

Putting the Patient Back Into Medicine

When Martin A. Samuels was growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, a house call from his pediatrician J.W. Epstein was a big deal.

Harvard Medical School

Urate May Help Slow Parkinson’s

High levels of uric acid are typically associated with gout, the painful condition that afflicted King Louis XVIII of France.


Chemistry Researchers Bend Nanowires

A group of researchers in the lab of chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber have found a way to synthesize two- and three-dimensional versions of the microscopic strands known as nanowires—a breakthrough that researchers say may greatly increase the reach and applicability of the field by allowing scientists to design vastly more complex structures.

SEAS Dean Charts Course

Much like this month’s Faculty meeting, the first “all-hands” meeting of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences last Friday went without cookies and coffee.


Physicists Wait for ‘Surprises’ of LHC

Public fanfare greeted the activation last year of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive particle accelerator that physicists hope will ...

Robotic Hand Grabs for More Flexibility

A robotic hand that could clean up messes would be a welcome roommate for any dorm-room dweller. And far from

Testing for Tuberculosis in The Slums of New Dehli

CORRECTION APPENDED Nina Jain ’11 spent last summer trekking door-to-door through a Delhi slum, trying to find out which of

Manela Appointed History Professor

CORRECTION APPENDED Erez Manela, previously an associate professor of history and currently the director of graduate student programs at the

NIH Funds AIDS Research at Harvard

The National Institutes for Health has renewed funding for the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) with a $18.1