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Articles: Research

A sample of slime mold grows clockwise in a petri dish

A sample of Physarum polycephalum sends out slimy, finger-like tendrils to sense information about its petri dish environment.

Image courtesy of Nirosha Murugan, Levin lab, Tufts University, and Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Research

A seemingly primitive creature’s complex ability to detect mass from a distance.

10.6.21

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(1 of 2) In mice, a lab-evolved vector for delivering a gene therapy (MyoAAV, indicated by the presence of green fluorescent protein) selectively targets muscle (depicted whole, top, and in cross-section, above right) dramatically better than commonly used, naturally-occurring viral vectors (above left and center). 

Image courtesy of the Pardis Sabeti Lab and Cell/DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.08.028

A uniquely interdisciplinary lab has developed a new technique to deliver targeted gene therapies.

9.9.21

Dan Barouch

Dan Barouch

Photograph courtesy of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dan Barouch awarded $24.5 million for HIV research, Marc Lipsitch named to national center for public health forecasting

8.20.21

COVID-19 patients on a hospital ward

Photograph by David Grossman Alamy Stock Photo

Lessons learned from the continuing confrontation with the coronavirus

September-October 2021

Illustration of a man plugging his ears on the roof of his house as floodwaters engulf the building

Illustration by John Holcroft

Bridging the gulf to science deniers

September-October 2021

Illustration of ice melting and spilling out of a bowl

Illustration by Dan Page

The effect of post-glacial rebound was overlooked in the West Antarctic

September-October 2021

Joy Buolamwini dons a white mask in order to be visible to facial recognition software in the film Coded Bias.

Artificial-intelligence researcher Joy Buolamwini dons a white mask in the film Coded Bias to make herself visible to facial recognition software.

Film still by 7th Empire Media

Data journalist Meredith Broussard on “the civil-rights issue of our time”

8.2.21

A person wearing a mask standing in front of the COVID virus

Some patients experience lingering and debilitating symptoms after COVID-19.

Art by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine; images by Unsplash 

Some patients experience lingering and debilitating symptoms after COVID-19.

6.10.21

Emily Balskus

Emily Balskus

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Emily Balskus deciphers the human microbiome.

July-August 2021