Mammalian vertebral columns may reflect pace of evolution

Researchers find clues to evolution in the intricate mammalian vertebral column.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  science-technology  mammals  basic-research  fas  stephanie-pierce  paleontology  katrina-jones  nature-communications  museum-of-comparative-zoology  oeb  organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  jed-gottlieb  vertebral-column

Astronomy Lab at Harvard makes accessibility a priority

Accessibility devices at the lab use sound to allow the visually impaired to envision the stars

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
Aug. 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  science-technology  astronomy  fas  blind  accessibility  allyson-bieryla  braille  clay-telescope  jed-gottlieb  lightsound  loomis-michael-observatory  orchestar  soley-hyman  stahr  student-astronomers-at-harvard-radcliffe  visually-impaired

Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman turns his attention to walking

A running-studies pioneer takes a look at walking, with and without shoes, and gives calluses a thumbs-up.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
June 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  fas  human-evolutionary-biology  jed-gottlieb  calluses  dan-lieberman  daniel-lieberman  nick-howolka  walking

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

Tags:  mental-health  psychiatry  biology  fas  health-medicine  jed-gottlieb  mind-fixers  anne-harrington  history-of-science  mental-illness

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