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

Treatment significantly reduces symptoms of psoriasis in mice

Researchers have created a treatment that when applied directly to the skin in a mouse model of psoriasis, significantly reduces levels of inflammation and symptoms of psoriasis without systemic side effects.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~9 min

Harvard’s coronavirus vaccine efforts

Team at Harvard plans to launch a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the fall.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
April 13, 2020 ~10 min

Harvard scientists work to find coronavirus treatment

As the pandemic intensifies, Harvard scientists work to find a treatment.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 30, 2020 ~14 min

Human body-on-chip platform may speed up drug development

Multiple human organ chips that quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics may offer alternatives to some animal tests.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Jan. 27, 2020 ~15 min

Better delivery system for sending chemo to cancerous lung tissue

A new technique called ELeCt (erythrocyte-leveraged chemotherapy) can transport drug-loaded nanoparticles into cancerous lung tissue by mounting them on the body’s own red blood cells.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~8 min

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

A team of researchers has developed a point-of-care TB test that costs only $2 and gives results in about 30 minutes, lowering the barrier to care in low-resource settings and potentially saving millions of lives.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Oct. 23, 2019 ~9 min

Robobee makes its first solo flight

Several decades in the making, the Harvard Microbiotics Lab’s Robobee made its first solo flight.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 26, 2019 ~6 min

Performance-enhancing bacteria found in the human microbiome

A single microbe accumulating in the microbiome of elite athletes can enhance exercise performance in mice, paving the way to highly validated performance-enhancing probiotics.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
June 24, 2019 ~9 min

Engineered miniature kidneys come of age

By exposing stem cell-derived kidney organoids to fluidic shear stress, A team of Harvard researchers has significantly expanded the organoids’ vascular networks and improved the maturation of kidney compartments.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Feb. 11, 2019 ~6 min

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