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.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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.
July 22, 2020 • ~9 min
Team at Harvard plans to launch a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the fall.
April 13, 2020 • ~10 min
As the pandemic intensifies, Harvard scientists work to find a treatment.
March 30, 2020 • ~14 min
Multiple human organ chips that quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics may offer alternatives to some animal tests.
Jan. 27, 2020 • ~15 min
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.
Nov. 13, 2019 • ~8 min
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.
Oct. 23, 2019 • ~9 min
Several decades in the making, the Harvard Microbiotics Lab’s Robobee made its first solo flight.
June 26, 2019 • ~6 min
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.
June 24, 2019 • ~9 min
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.
Feb. 11, 2019 • ~6 min