Epidemiologist predicts pathway out of the pandemic

Epidemiologist William Hanage predicts likely decline in U.S. COVID cases, epending on vaccination rates, control tactics, and the absence of variants.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
yesterday ~6 min

Researchers design new experiments to map and test the quantum realm

Professor Kang-Kuen Ni and her team have collected real experimental data from an unexplored quantum frontier, providing strong evidence of what the theoretical model got right (and wrong) and a roadmap for further exploration into the shadowy next layers of quantum space.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
May 19, 2021 ~7 min

New tool developed to study ‘undruggable’ proteins

Researchers at Harvard have designed new, highly selective tools that can add or remove sugars from a protein with no off-target effects, to examine exactly what the sugars are doing and engineer them into new treatments for “undruggable” proteins.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 16, 2021 ~7 min

Harvard researchers engineer proteins

Researchers prove they can engineer proteins to find new targets with high selectivity, a critical advance toward potential new treatments to help neuroregeneration, cytokine storm.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
March 4, 2021 ~7 min

Progeria study finds base-editing therapy lengthens lifespan in mice

Several hundred children worldwide live with progeria, a deadly premature aging disease.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~9 min

Emily Balskus wins Waterman Award with $1M in research funding

Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Cracking the case of the missing molecules

When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

The connection between microbes and cholesterol levels

Researchers discover mysterious bacteria that break it down in the gut.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 24, 2020 ~6 min

Gene editing may be a path to restore partial hearing

Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 5, 2020 ~6 min

In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries

So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 17, 2020 ~8 min