Treatment significantly reduces symptoms of psoriasis in mice

Researchers have created a treatment that when applied directly to the skin in a mouse model of psoriasis, significantly reduces levels of inflammation and symptoms of psoriasis without systemic side effects.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~9 min

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Red blood cells could generate immune response via vaccines

New platform technology uses red blood cells to generate targeted immune responses in mice

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
July 13, 2020 ~8 min

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SEAS students develop customized videoconferencing platform

With the move to online classes, a group of Harvard students quickly formed a team and collaborated over spring break to develop Congregate, a web platform that enables users to host events or gatherings that are broken into many dynamically generated conversation rooms.

Adam Zewe • harvard
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Solid vaccine eliminates acute myeloid leukemia in mice

A new study presents an alternative treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that has the potential to eliminate AML cells completely.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Jan. 14, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  health-medicine  aml  acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml  biomaterial-based-vaccine

Better delivery system for sending chemo to cancerous lung tissue

A new technique called ELeCt (erythrocyte-leveraged chemotherapy) can transport drug-loaded nanoparticles into cancerous lung tissue by mounting them on the body’s own red blood cells.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~8 min

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Electronic chip can perform intracellular recording from thousands of connected neurons simultaneously

Researchers from Harvard University have developed an electronic chip that can perform high-sensitivity intracellular recording from thousands of connected neurons simultaneously, allowing them to identify hundreds of synaptic connections.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 24, 2019 ~5 min

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Growing organoids uncovers how cells become organs

Tiny sensors are embedded into stretchable, integrated mesh that grows with the developing tissue, allowing scientists to track how cells grow into organs.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Aug. 16, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  science-technology  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  organoids  charles-m-lieber  leah-burrows  cyborg-organoids  jia-liu  nano-letters

Making Mars habitable

Researchers from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material — silica aerogel — that would mimic Earth’s atmospheric greenhouse effect.

Leah Burrows • harvard
July 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  physics  astronomy  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  mars  leah-burrows  water-ice

Harvard: Sound transmitted by laser is ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi breakthrough

In a breakthrough on the road toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi, Harvard researchers have demonstrated for the first time a laser that can emit microwaves wirelessly, modulate them, and receive external radio frequency signals.

Leah Burrows • harvard
April 25, 2019 ~5 min

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Robots with sticky feet can go where humans can’t fit

Researchers have created a micro-robot whose electroadhesive foot pads allow it to climb on vertical and upside-down conductive surfaces, such as the inside walls of a jet engine. Groups of micro-robots could one day be used to inspect complicated machinery and detect safety issues sooner, while reducing maintenance costs.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Dec. 19, 2018 ~8 min

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