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A representation of the timeline of the universe. Credit: WMAP Collaboration

New way to probe primordial universe before the big bang

Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang — the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today....
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, King’s College London, and other institutions have developed a technique for measuring brain activity that’s 60 times faster than traditional fMRI.

New technique tracks brain function 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

The human brain functions rapidly enough that even upon being exposed to stimuli, neurons are activated, prompting subconscious reactions and, a fraction of a...
Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality

Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) are drinks with added sugar including non-diet soft drinks/sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweetened tea, coffee drinks, energy drinks, and...
CT scans of embryonic skulls of the dwarf African crocodile, American alligator, and false gharial. Research demonstrates that the diversity of skull shapes found today is the result of a "very flexible developmental tool kit." Courtesy of Zachary S. Morris

How evolution modified the long-surviving reptiles’ snouts

Crocodiles are large reptiles that live in water. These modern relatives of dinosaurs- have living fossils that remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. Anyone...
Pushup capacity may be inexpensive way to assess cardiovascular disease risk

Pushup capacity may be inexpensive way to assess cardiovascular disease risk

According to a new study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, active, middle-aged men who can do 40 push-ups...
Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

In a new study by the Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology in collaboration with a joint department between Harvard Medical School and the...
Illustration by Tang Yau Hoong

Finding our genomic clockwork

A team of scientists at the Harvard Gazette has recently discovered a new type of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock as a novel biomarker of...
The ingestible microneedle is designed to inject insulin into the stomach lining. For size comparison, it is placed next to a capsule. Diana Saville/BWH Communications

New microneedle pill for painless insulin injection

Insulin is a hormone that your pancreas makes to allow cells to use glucose. When your body isn’t making insulin correctly, you can take...
How the pain signal travels throughout the body?

How the pain signal travels throughout the body?

Scientists at the Harvard Medical School have discovered a nerve-signaling pathway behind the profound, sustained pain that sets in promptly the following injury. The...

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