Largest gaseous structure ever seen in our galaxy is discovered

Astronomers at Harvard have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure — the largest ever seen in our galaxy — and dubbed it the “Radcliffe Wave."

Mary Todd Bergman | Jan. 7, 2020 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: science-technology goulds-belt alyssa-goodman astrophysical-journal milky-way-galaxy physics radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study radcliffe-wave worldwide-telescope

Radcliffe symposium examines rapid advances brought by CRISPR

CRISPR gene-editing technology has conquered the lab and is poised to lead to new treatments for human disease. Experts consider the promise and peril at Radcliffe.

Alvin Powell | Oct. 28, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell crispr gene-editing gene-therapy immaculata-de-vivo jonathan-kimmelman kiran-musunuru radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sylvain-moineau vence-bonham


What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences obesity radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sara-bleich type-2-diabetes

Harvard doc says neonatal DNA tests could save young lives

During her Radcliffe fellowship, pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns, and planning research that focuses on testing babies for gene changes associated with cancers known to strike the very young.

Colleen Walsh | March 26, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine babyseq harvard-medical-school lisa-diller radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study retinoblastoma

Actor who voices Siri joins Harvard panel on communication

The daylong conference “Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication” at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study explored body communication and included talks on perfumes, tattoos, sign language, dance, and fashion.

Colleen Walsh | March 5, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology mit-media-lab radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study susan-bennett valerie-steele

At Harvard, a discussion of twins in space

To understand the strain that space flight places on the body, NASA-affiliated researcher Brinda Rana has been examining the molecular changes in the twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly for five years.

Colleen Walsh | Feb. 6, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research brinda-rana genetics mark-kelly medicine nasa radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study scott-kelly space twins

At Harvard, a discussion of twins in space

To understand the strain that space flight places on the body, NASA-affiliated researcher Brinda Rana has been examining the molecular changes in the twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly for five years.

Colleen Walsh | Feb. 6, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research brinda-rana genetics mark-kelly medicine nasa radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study scott-kelly space twins

Radcliffe fellow tracks squirrels for insights on human memory

Radcliffe Fellow Lucia Jacobs hopes to gain insights on human memory from her work with squirrels.

Colleen Walsh | Jan. 24, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research lucia-jacobs memory psychology radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study uc-berkeley

Radcliffe fellow tracks squirrels for insights on human memory

Radcliffe Fellow Lucia Jacobs hopes to gain insights on human memory from her work with squirrels.

Colleen Walsh | Jan. 24, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research lucia-jacobs memory psychology radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study uc-berkeley

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