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
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A biology-based mathematical model indicates why COVID-19 outcomes vary widely and how therapy can be tailored to match the needs of specific patient groups.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~6 min
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Jan. 2, 2021 • ~7 min •
Wildlife tourism is big business – until a pandemic halts international travel.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Six months after reopening, Harvard’s labs report an unblemished safety record, important contributions to the state’s economy, and an array of scientific findings, albeit with the requisite frustration of operating during a pandemic.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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Fragments of energy – not waves or particles – may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe
Field theory describes the universe as energy flowing along unending lines. With this perspective, it is possible to define a new fundamental building block of matter.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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Scientists applied the “Perturb-Seq” method to study dozens of genes that are associated with autism spectrum disorder, identifying how specific cell types in the developing mouse brain are impacted by mutations.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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