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Harvard’s Dan Barouch finds long-term Zika vaccine efficacy varies by delivery method.

12.13.17

Stuart Harris 
Photograph by Jim Harrison, with special thanks to New England Base Camp

Stuart Harris and the austere practice of wilderness physicians

November-December 2017

The MGH Wilderness Medicine Division's research mission focuses on altitude illness and, more recently, climate change.

November-December 2017

Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory

Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory

The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms

November-December 2017

Green anole lizard

Photograph by PiccoloNamek/WikiCommons

How the polar vortex produced rapid evolution in lizards

8.3.17

To simply say that the White Cliffs of Dover are made of chalk would miss the point of Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World. The chalk giving the famous cliffs their white appearance was formed from the exoskeletons of plated marine microbes called coccolithophores. 

All images from Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, by Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter. Copyright ©2017 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

On Earth, microbes run the show.

 

September-October 2017

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk

Can a single molecule extend lifespan?

September-October 2017

A surgical technique designed to preserve proprioceptive signals after amputation should allow patients to sense the location of their prostheses, feedback that is often compromised by convential surgery.

Image courtesy of Shriya Srinivasan

Improved surgical techniques enhance prosthetic function.

September-October 2017

Professor Charles Lieber in his lab at 12 Oxford Street

Professor Charles Lieber in his lab at 12 Oxford Street

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The pioneering chemist of bio-compatible transistors and other nanoscale wonders receives Harvard’s highest faculty honor.  

7.20.17