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Why you are never satisfied? Researchers may explain

By a few measures, including rates of poverty and violence, advance is a worldwide reality. Why, at that point, do as such a large...
This artist’s impression shows the evolution of the universe, beginning with the Big Bang (left) and the appearance of the cosmic microwave background. The formation of the first stars ended the cosmic dark ages, followed by the formation of galaxies. Artwork by M. Weiss/CfA

Does some dark matter particles carry an electric charge?

The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in science and we need to use any related new data to tackle...
A team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has illuminated the connection between microbes in the gut and the crosstalk between immune cells and brain cells. Credit: iStock.com/eraxion

Study discovered key players in MS progression

A new study by the Harvard scientists suggests that the routes that may help guide therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurologic diseases. This enabled...
A new view of embryonic development, showing 50,000+ cells organized by relatedness over time. The blue center is the beginning of life. Radiating outwards, specialized cell types emerge. Image: Wagner et al.

Path to building an entire organism from single cell is revealed

All multicellular life begins as a single-celled egg, in other words, but a tiny, spherical bag of proteins. From this singular cell rises the world of...
A Wyss Institute team devised a CRISPR/Cas9-based mutation-prevention system that is capable of discriminating a single nucleotide variation (indicated here in green) in the DNA code (in blue) to readily remove newly occurring disease-associated mutations. Credit: iStock/Meletios Verras

Scientists are one step closer to diagnose genetic mutations

Many hazardous diseases are caused or exacerbated by a difference in only one nucleotide building block in the all-inclusive hereditary DNA code. Such "point...
The study found that in kidney transplantation, female donor sex was associated with an increased rate of transplant rejection, particularly among male recipients

Gender influence organ transplant rejection rate

Men and women who get gave organs can have diverse rates of transplant dismissal, at times affected by the sex of the benefactor, as...
This scanning electron micrograph image shows the MSR-PEI scaffold presenting tumor-expressed peptides. After it’s injected under the skin of mice, the biomaterial fills with dendritic cells that can be seen here as small, round shapes interacting with the spiky scaffold structure. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Personal cancer vaccines show promise and results

According to a new Harvard study, immunotherapies are moving to the forefront of cancer treatment. Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that these approaches can...
Harvard grad student Simon Lock is the lead author of a study that theorizes that the moon emerged from a massive, doughnut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock called a synestia. Image by Sarah Stewart

A new view of the moon

Research led by a graduate student in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences challenges mainstream thought by suggesting that the emerged from a...
Harvard researchers have developed an efficient machine-learning algorithm that can quickly tailor personalized control strategies for soft, wearable exosuits, significantly improving the devices’ performance.

An exosuit tailored to fit

Wearing exosuit requires human or robot to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently, and tailoring the robot’s parameters to an individual user...