Harvard University was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Harvard University is a private institution with an endowment of nearly $30 billion and annually attracts research grants from private and governmental sources. Harvard is divided into schools and research institutes. Among the most noteworthy for our purposes is the Harvard Medical School, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard School of Pubic Health, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Gazette publication covers Harvard as a whole. Each of the schools and institutes publish separate news releases and updates of their research, which may be accessed via their Web page. Media inquiries are welcome.
Giving hand-impaired patients a better grasp
Having achieved promising results in proof-of-concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by soft wearable robotics expert Conor Walsh, and a team of engineers at the Harvard John ...
Understanding the iliotibial band
For many people, it's the source of a nagging—and painful—injury, but for Carolyn Eng, the IT band is an intriguing mystery, one she may be close to solving.
New system changes the shape of things to come in biomolecular delivery
Gold nanoparticles promise potential improvements in cancer treatment, drug delivery, and gene therapy—with one, major problem.
Eliminating entanglements: A new strategy towards ultra-soft yet dry rubbe
Medical implants mimic the softness of human tissue by mixing liquids such oil with long silicone polymers to create a squishy, wet gel. While implants have improved dramatically over the years, there is still a chance of ...
Study reveals how distinctive termite mounds are ventilated, could offer lessons to human architects
As animal architects go, the average termite doesn't have many tools at their disposal - just their bodies, soil and saliva. And as guidance, variations in wind speed and direction and daily fluctuations in temperature as ...
Scientists develop method that creates nanowires with new useful properties
Harvard scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind method of creating a class of nanowires that one day could have applications in areas ranging from consumer electronics to solar panels.
Mammal's microbiome shares characteristics with both plant eaters and predators, study finds
The great whales are carnivores, feeding on tiny, shrimp-like animals such as krill. Moreover, the microbes that live in whales' guts—the microbiome—resemble those of other meat-eaters.
Dually noted: New CRISPR-Cas9 strategy edits genes two ways
The CRISPR-Cas9 system has been in the limelight mainly as a revolutionary genome engineering tool used to modify specific gene sequences within the vast sea of an organism's DNA. Cas9, a naturally occurring protein in the ...
New porous hydrogel could boost the success of stem-cell-based tissue regeneration
Stem cell therapies are often limited by low survival of transplanted stem cells and the lack of precise control over their differentiation into the terminal cell types needed to repair or replace injured tissues. Now, a ...
Identifying problems with national identifiers: Supposedly encrypted numbers can be easily decrypted
In a pair of experiments that raise questions about the use of national identifying numbers, Harvard researchers have shown that Resident Registration Numbers (RRN) used in South Korea can be decrypted to reveal a host of ...