Ancient tooth tarter provides glimpse into early trade and menu items

Scientists study ancient human teeth to learn about their surprising diet.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 22, 2021 ~7 min

‘Zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s, animal study shows

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau — a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease — in an animal model of the condition.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
March 19, 2021 ~3 min

Turning seawater into stored energy

New system uses the sun and impure water to make renewable energy.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 19, 2021 ~6 min

Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to lower risk of future cancers

The risk of future cancers was lowest among participants in a community-based observational study who had a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 16, 2021 ~4 min

How SARS-CoV-2 evades immune system defenses

A Harvard Medical School study shows how SARS-CoV-2 mutations allow the virus to evade the defenses of patients with compromised immune systems.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
March 16, 2021 ~12 min

Challenging the lateral-to-sagittal shift in mammalian locomotion

Harvard study challenges lateral-to-sagittal shift in mammal spine evolution.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 15, 2021 ~6 min

Dental students create new platform for online learning

Five Harvard School of Dental Medicine students created “My Dental Key,” an online platform with step-by-step video tutorials of dental procedures to supplement clinical and classroom learning.

Heather Denny • harvard
March 12, 2021 ~6 min

New model offers clearer picture of life on Mars

Watching Perseverance’s journey across a dry, dusty river delta on Mars, it’s difficult to imagine that landscape once glistened with flowing water. But geological evidence, including satellite images and observations from Perseverance’s NASA siblings Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity, point to an ancient Mars that was once warm and wet. But much is still unknown about […]

Leah Burrows • harvard
March 12, 2021 ~5 min

Astronomers find supermassive black hole on the move

Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected a moving supermassive black hole.

Nadia Whitehead • harvard
March 12, 2021 ~4 min

Astrophysics student’s baked treats are out of this world

Claire Lamman doubles as an astronomy graduate student at Harvard and an expert space baker.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 11, 2021 ~8 min