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New Role Found For Disease Protein

A recent study co-authored by Harvard Medical School Professor Rudolph E. Tanzi has found that a protein once believed to have no other function except playing a key role in Alzheimer’s disease may actually be beneficial to the immune system.

Inhalable Cuisine
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Inhalable Cuisine

Curious passerbys stopped by Tory Row in Harvard Square, for the launch event of “Le Whif,” an inhalable chocolate.

Creatures of Flame
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Creatures of Flame

Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology and Master of Currier House, gives a talk entitled Creatures of the Flame: How Fire Makes Humans Different From Other Animals at Phillips Brooks House on Sunday. He recently published a book on the subject, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.

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Compound Inhibits Clotting

What do Wisconsin dairy cattle, rat poison, and former President Dwight Eisenhower have in common?

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Studying the Beaks of Darwin’s Finches

Mere months after the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”, the finches that inspired Darwin’s theory of divergent evolution are once again at the forefront of scientific research.

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Advil May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

The anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen may act as a neuroprotective agent against the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Sadler Wins Education Prize

Every year, astronomy lecturer Philip M. Sadler asks his students if they have ever toured an inflatable planetarium dome as a middle or high school student.

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Altering Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have made a landmark discovery in cancer genomics that may permanently shift the way cancer is currently diagnosed.

Lab Rat: Hamsa Sridhar ‘12
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A Golden Levitating Act

Hamsa Sridhar ’12 works with levitating gold on a regular basis—but the work is neither magical nor costly.

Lab Rat: Hamsa Sridhar ‘12
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Lab Rat: Hamsa Sridhar ‘12

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New Lab Device Improves Experiment Speed

A group including several Harvard researchers has developed a new microfluidic screening device that can run biochemical experiments on a much smaller, faster, and more cost-effective scale.

Sophomore conducts research levitating micro-particles.
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Sophomore conducts research levitating micro-particles.

Hamsa Sridhar ‘12 is conducting research at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences that seeks to levitate gold-coated micro-particles. The research made the front cover of the journal Nature.

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Device Monitors Micro Activity

Using an array of high-performance lenses integrated on a chip containing microfluids, researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a way to accurately detect microscopic activity.

Health for Haiti
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Harvard Duo Builds Hospital in Haiti

Stephanie Rosborough ’96 and Hilarie Cranmer set up a rehabilitation center near Port-au-Prince in the wake of the earthquake to help Haitians in need.

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Ethan A. Kruse: Turning His Eyes to the Sky

Ethan A. Kruse ’12 researchers the magnetic field measurements of approximately 50,000 stars and characterizes the evolution of these fields over time.

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