Research in the Zhang Lab published in Neuron, demonstrates how the signaling pathway of insulin and insulin-like peptides plays a critical role in helping to regulate learning and memory. Read more in ...
Hopi Hoekstra featured in The New York Times "Profiles in Science." Read about her research and watch an interview with Hoekstra as she describes her life in science and the latest research in her lab.
Michael Desai's research sheds light on the dynamics of adaptation in determining which mutations fix in a population, and hence how reproducible evolution will be. He co-authored a paper which was published in Natureon July 21, 2013.
Pardis Sabeti's study of genetic data from hundreds of people from Bangaldesh was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine and showed genetic differences between people who had contracted cholera and those who had been exposed, but did not become ill.
Cassie Stoddard, Junior Fellow in the Edwards Lab, was honored with a 2013 L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science. The program is a national initiative that annually recognizes and rewards five outstanding U.S.-based post-doctoral women researchers. ...
Cassandra Extavour led a ten-week program at the Kavli Institute last winter for scientists debating theories about what physical mechanisms originally drove single cells to unite for mutual benefit. Coverageofhertalk and the conference discussion was featured in...
Bence Ölveczky has found that the brain uses two largely independent neural circuits to learn the temporal and spatial aspects of a motor skill. The study is described in Neuron and described in an article in the Harvard Gazette on September 27, 2013. Read more.
E. O. Wilson received the 2013 Hubbard Medal from the National Geographic Society. The medal, which honors "outstanding explorations or discoveries" is the Society's oldest and most prestigious award. Read more.
Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Michael Russello has found that tortoise populations on a Galapagos island frequented by mariners contain hybrids representing two species now extinct on their home islands. Read More.
L Mahadevan is co-creator of a mathematical model that has shed some light on how swarming bees stay warm in the cold and avoid getting too hot. The findings were published in the Journal of the Royal Society on December 11, 2013.
HarvardOEBWhy do clever New Caledonian crows use tools? PhD student Cody McCoy's @WildlifeMcCoy
latest study in Current Biology, suggests it might be partially for the same reasons we play chess and solve crosswords: it's fun! #HarvardGazette has story & video! t.co/E4GAKrMOAU
HarvardOEBProf. L. Mahadevan's latest study in Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences (116(29):pp14593-14598) offers insight into treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases in which… t.co/rGun7RPM47