Harvard researcher finds canine brains vary based on breed

Erin Hecht, who joined the faculty in January, has published her first paper on our canine comrades in the Journal of Neuroscience, finding that different breeds have different brain organizations owing to human cultivation of specific traits.

Jill Radsken | Sept. 3, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology brains breeds dogs erin-hecht fas human-evolutionary-biology jill-radsken neuroscience science

Comparing primate vocalizations

Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 3, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences linguistics evolution biology animals research

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.

By Pallab Ghosh | Aug. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils


The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.

Jessica Pellien | MIT Press | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: open-source mit-press media-lab research school-of-architecture-and-planning digital-humanities grants data analytics statistics open-access libraries

Is just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine enough?

Evidence is starting to emerge that one dose of the HPV vaccine may eventually prove to be sufficient for protection, report researchers.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv vaccines


Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley voices concerns about new Trump administration restrictions on use of fetal tissue in research

With the Trump administration halting fetal tissue research at two prominent scientific institutions and new plans to review such research elsewhere, Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley discussed the importance of research using these tissues, which would otherwise be discarded, in creating vaccines and treatments and enhancing our understanding of human biology.

Alvin Powell | June 26, 2019 | harvard
~13 mins   

Tags: health-medicine abortion alvin-powell cell-lines fetal-tissue-research george-daley harvard-medical-school national-institutes-of-health us-department-of-health-and-human-services university-of-california-at-san-francisco vaccine

Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman turns his attention to walking

A running-studies pioneer takes a look at walking, with and without shoes, and gives calluses a thumbs-up.

Jed Gottlieb | June 26, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology calluses dan-lieberman daniel-lieberman fas human-evolutionary-biology jed-gottlieb nick-howolka walking

Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | June 18, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: education schools school-of-the-humanities-and-social-sciences death spotlight-on-children

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