Harvard scientists show transgenesis in three-banded panther worm

Harvard-led team is learning secrets of regeneration through a method for manipulating genome, which allows a better view of workings of cells.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 12, 2021 ~6 min

Blocking tau, an Alzheimer’s hallmark, may help ALS patients

Mass. General study uncovers potential new treatment strategy for disease.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
Nov. 10, 2021 ~3 min

Pills could prove COVID game changer

Harvard specialists say COVID-19 pills may cut hospitalizations and deaths and offer big boost to nations struggling with low vaccination rates.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 10, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard diabetes researcher details science behind potential breakthrough

One hundred years after the discovery of insulin, replacement therapy represents “a new kind of medicine,” says Douglas Melton, co-director of Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

Clea Simon • harvard
Nov. 9, 2021 ~8 min

Baby teeth may help identify kids at risk for mental disorders

Baby teeth may reveal clues about the effects of childhood adversity, which research suggests is responsible for up to one-third of all mental health disorders.

Timothy Gower • harvard
Nov. 9, 2021 ~6 min

Potential treatment found for COVID-related GI issues

A human Intestine Chip has helped identify drugs that can target GI symptoms associated with both the common cold and SARS-CoV-2 virus infections.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 8, 2021 ~7 min

Former Radcliffe scholars study whale communication

A group of scholars who met at Radcliffe in 2017 have formed a nonprofit aimed at deciphering whale communication.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 5, 2021 ~8 min

Big discovery of tiny rare tardigrade fossil

Discovery in 16-million-year-old amber is the third species of water bear ever found.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 5, 2021 ~5 min

Researchers’ tool discerns COVID symptoms from vaccine reaction

A new decision-support tool helped preserve the health care workforce by distinguishing symptoms associated with COVID-19 vaccinations from symptoms of the virus itself.

Timothy Gower • harvard
Nov. 5, 2021 ~5 min

Oxford mathematician points out shortcuts in Harvard talk

Marcus du Sautoy discussed his latest work “Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life,” with Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 4, 2021 ~5 min