Harvard University

Scientists engineer novel DNA barcode

Much like the checkout clerk uses a machine that scans the barcodes on packages to identify what customers bought at the store, scientists use powerful microscopes and their own kinds of barcodes to help ...

Sep 24, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

The rote notes of early US law

In 1812, a Connecticut law student named Samuel Cheever summarized a lecture on "Baron and Feme," which were the legal terms for husband and wife. Toward the top, in Cheever's slanted script, is a sentence ...

Aug 12, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

A tiny, time-released treatment

Omid Farokhzad's vision of medicine's future sounds a lot like science fiction. He sees medicine scaled down, with vanishingly small nanoparticles playing a big role, delivering drug doses measured in molecules ...

Oct 09, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

'On' switches for cells

(Phys.org) —Whether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming toward being a fully formed organism, ...

Feb 03, 2014 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast