3D images of 19th-century glass marine invertebrates go online

Harvard has digitized 19th-century glass models of 15 marine invertebrates made by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. The 3D models are the result of between 250 to 700 images that had to be taken per glass piece.

Samantha Sarafin • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: science-technology james-hanken museum-of-comparative-zoology david-brown drew-harvell jonathan-woodward mcz peter-fried

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

A noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults by measuring brain activity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: dementia health-medicine aging sleep-study brain-activity brain-age-index

Map of the human heart could guide treatments

Highly detailed map of the human heart could guide personalized heart treatments.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-medical-school brigham-and-womens-hospital cardiovascular-disease cells

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

A Harvard Chan School study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease inflammation health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health hypertension happiness laura-kubzansky optimistic-attitude

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms massachusetts-general-hospital mgh benjamin-vakoc light-therapy rajiv-gupta

Fast, inexpensive test for malaria drills down to specifics

A team of researchers has developed a CRISPR-based malaria test that is fast, inexpensive and can be conducted in low-resource settings.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Sept. 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-medicine malaria crispr-based-sherlock global-malaria-control-programme plasmodium-species-specific who

Harvard journal keeps data scientists connected during COVID

Data science provides a foundation for an important front in the battle against COVID-19. The Harvard Data Science Review, a journal of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, is helping keep data scientists connected and up to date on the latest findings.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 18, 2020 ~21 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 inequality data-science alvin-powell bias francesca-dominici harvard-data-science-initiative harvard-data-science-review xiao-li-meng

Coffee linked to improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

Data from a large observational study suggests coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of metastatic colorectal cancer progression and death.

Rob Levy • harvard
Sept. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute coffee metastatic-colorectal-cancer

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