CfA research on twin suns, ’Oumuamua, and Betelgeuse

CfA astronomers theorize that the solar system originally had two suns as they further research a sneezing star and ‘Oumuamua.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-technology oumuamua avi-loeb cfa center-for-astrophysics-harvard-smithsonian amir-siraj andrea-dupree betelgeuse binary-suns sneezing-star

A textile that can change and remember its shape

SEAS researchers have developed a material made from recycled wool can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology sustainability seas leah-burrows 3d-printing kit-parker textiles

Vaccine protection against COVID-19 related issues

BIDMC-led research team reports vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center vaccine dan-barouch

COVID lockdown offers insight into human-wildlife interactions

Researchers led by Christian Rutz, 2019–2020 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, are examining human impact on wildlife using data collected during the pandemic quarantine.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Aug. 31, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-technology radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study christian-rutz

Cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 rates

Study findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Aug. 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine mount-auburn-hospital

COVID-19 is evaporating casual connections and why that’s bad

How COVID-19 is evaporating our casual connections and taking an important source of happiness.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Aug. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 health-medicine harvard-business-school ashley-whillans mario-luis-small weak-ties

Mass. General tests new therapy for pregnant coronavirus patients

Mass General study shows the benefits of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pregnant patients with severe and critical COVID-19.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pregnancy health-medicine mgh nitric-oxide mass-general-hospital

Synthetic lining offers better drug delivery to small intestine

Researchers have developed a synthetic lining that could deliver drugs in a sustained way to the small intestine, offering hope for those suffering from lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: science-technology diabetes obesity basic-research brigham-and-womens-hospital gastrointestinal-synthetic-epithelial-lining gsel lactose-intolerance

$30M collaboration focuses on therapies for viral infections

Harvard University and AbbVie have announced a $30 million collaborative research alliance to study and develop novel therapies against emergent viral infections, with a focus on those caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school health-medicine coronaviruses abbvie hemorrhagic-fever

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