An invention that can speed up the race to stop TB

Junior Fellow Mireille Kamariza is an award-winning scientist and entrepreneur, who was recognized for inventing a portable, low-cost diagnostic tool to detect tuberculosis.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Jan. 29, 2021 ~10 min

Harvard study: Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

Martin Haesemeyer set out to build an artificial neural network that worked differently than fish’s brains, but what he got was a system that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish — and that could be a powerful tool for understanding biology.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Aug. 27, 2019 ~6 min

Harvard undergrad Michael Chen works at the corner of med and tech

Undergraduate Michael Chen, who created an extraordinary program to help treat TB, also works with a student program to treat ordinary patients.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Aug. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric drugs

The Gazette spoke with History of Science Professor Anne Harrington about her new book, “Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness,” which traces the treatment of mental disorders from its early years to the Prozac Nation of today.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
June 17, 2019 ~10 min

Harvard study looks at how microbes produce cancer fighting compound

Emily Balskus and a team of researchers untangled how soil bacteria are able to manufacture streptozotocin, an antibiotic and anti-cancer compound.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Author examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham’s new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 28, 2019 ~13 min

Author examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham’s new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 28, 2019 ~13 min

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