Several hundred children worldwide live with progeria, a deadly premature aging disease.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~9 min
Sapria genome shows astonishing gene loss and gene theft.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~8 min
Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~10 min
For some sand-dwelling plants, stickiness is a defense tactic that keeps predators at bay.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~9 min
MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~6 min
Using this computational system, researchers can identify viral protein sequences that could make better vaccine targets.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~8 min
Robotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science have developed a laser-steering microrobot in a miniaturized 6 by 16 millimeter package that can be integrated with existing endoscopic tools.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~5 min