Study finds promising results using acupuncture to treat inflammation

Acupuncture activates inflammation-regulating pathways, tames cytokine storm in mice.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: science-technology inflammation harvard-medical-school hms qiufu-ma acupuncture

Resistant cancer cells can be targeted for elimination

Harvard University researchers have identified a unique characteristic of the resistant cancer cells, which could lead to an inhibitor can be repurposed and combined with chemotherapy to improve patient outcomes.

Jessica Lau • harvard
Aug. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology chemotherapy david-scadden blood-cancer cell-metabolism resistant-cancer-cells

Arboretum examines climate change’s impact on maple trees

Researchers at Arboretum studying how maple trees are adapting to climate change.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Aug. 5, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: science-technology evolution climate-change environments-sustainability arnold-arboretum research al-kovaleski jake-grossman maples

New England’s trees capturing more carbon, says 25-year study

The rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and 2015, a 25-year study reveals.

Clarisse Hart • harvard
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology climate-change harvard-forest carbon-storing harvard-forest-long-term-ecological-research-site

Never-before-seen bacterium found at Arnold Arboretum

A new species of bacteria, one that makes its home on the relatively hot and dry surface of a solar panel, was discovered recently at the Arnold Arboretum, offering a lesson that nature’s reach extends even to the artificial.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology biodiversity bacteria basic-research michael-dosmann william-friedman arnold-arboretum alvin-powell wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering environmental new-species kathryn-richardson kristie-tanner real-colegio-complutense solar-panel sphingomonas-solaris

Student-developed device predicts avocado ripeness

With the goal of reducing food waste, a student-developed device predicts when an avocado will be ripe

Adam Zewe • harvard
July 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas food-waste avocados john-schmidt jonas-lapier joseph-sanchez juliet-nwagwu-ume-ezeoke mark-meneses savormetrics

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