The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school clea-simon health-medicine paul-farmer massachusetts-consortium-on-pathogen-readiness global-perspectives-on-covid-19 centre-for-the-aids-programme-of-research-in-south-africa fabio-ciceri george-q-daly guangzhou-medical-university mark-elliott megan-murray professor-of-respiratory-medicine salim-abdool-karim san-raffaele-scientific-institute zhong-nanshan
A new study by a team of Harvard-led researchers contradicts a widely held theory that major transitions in evolution always happened in big, quick (geologically speaking) bursts, triggered by major environmental shifts.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
The TestBoston study will facilitate at-home testing on 10,000 people for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it to increase access to testing and surveillance.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 health-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital broad-institute sars-cov-2 covid-tests testboston
A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
Harvard researchers use a 3D model to figure out how a hexagon-shaped mega-storm on Saturn was formed.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences juan-siliezar saturn department-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences hexagon-storm jeremy-bloxham rakesh-k-yadav
Researchers have discovered a key control mechanism that cells use to self-organize in early embryonic development.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: science-technology blavatnik-institute-at-harvard-medical-school research embryo embryonic-development morphogens tony-tsai zebrafish-embryos
With the threat of extreme heat rising, from California to Siberia, we ask climate scientist Peter Huybers what to expect in the future.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change faculty-of-arts-and-sciences harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences peter-huybers juan-siliezar extreme-heat department-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences
“Viral history” tool VirScan offers new insights into antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school brigham-and-womens-hospital sars-cov-2
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.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology james-hanken museum-of-comparative-zoology david-brown drew-harvell jonathan-woodward mcz peter-fried
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