New technique could treat cancer metastasis

Delivering immune-stimulating nanoparticles to the lungs via red blood cells halts tumor growth in mice.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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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

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Red blood cells could generate immune response via vaccines

New platform technology uses red blood cells to generate targeted immune responses in mice

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
July 13, 2020 ~8 min

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New nanofiber protects against extreme temperatures, projectiles

Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Researchers demonstrate the missing link for a quantum internet

Harvard and MIT researchers have found a way to correct for signal loss with a prototype quantum node that can catch, store, and entangle bits of quantum information. The research is the missing link toward a practical quantum internet.

Leah Burrows • harvard
April 14, 2020 ~8 min

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SEAS students develop customized videoconferencing platform

With the move to online classes, a group of Harvard students quickly formed a team and collaborated over spring break to develop Congregate, a web platform that enables users to host events or gatherings that are broken into many dynamically generated conversation rooms.

Adam Zewe • harvard
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Harvard labs share personal protective equipment

As University facilities close, faculty and staff gather gear to pass along amid a nationwide shortage.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

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Drone-based monitoring system reveals important information on the health of the Amazon

A group of researchers are using a drone-based chemical monitoring system to track the health of the Amazon in the face of global climate change and human-caused deforestation and burning.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Sept. 12, 2019 ~5 min

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Sizing up a planet’s habitability

Researchers have redefined the lower size limit for planets to maintain surface liquid water for long periods of time, extending the so-called habitable zone for small, low-gravity planets.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Sept. 10, 2019 ~6 min

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