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Improving cord blood transplants

October 11, 2013

They began with a discovery in zebrafish in 2007, and now researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have published initial results of a Phase Ib human clinical trial of a therapeutic... Continue reading

Catching up on health care

October 10, 2013

Amid intense political controversy, a federal government shutdown, and technical challenges, health insurance exchanges opened across the country on Oct. 1, a key step in implementing the Affordable... Continue reading

Putting a price on nature

October 10, 2013

Planting a forest to improve air quality may prove to be as cost-effective as expensive new pollution-control equipment, according to preliminary results from a novel experiment at a Texas chemical... Continue reading

The search for other Earths

October 10, 2013

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) are among those drafting the target list for NASA’s next planet-finding telescope, the orbiting Transiting Exoplanet Survey... Continue reading

Let the challenges begin

October 10, 2013

President Drew Faust and Provost Alan M. Garber today announced the third President’s Challenge for entrepreneurship, renewing an invitation to all Harvard students and postdoctoral fellows to... Continue reading

It’s hip in the square

October 10, 2013

Style in Boston? You’d better believe it, says Kristen Uekermann. It was 2011, the year that GQ magazine dubbed Boston the least fashionable U.S. city, when Uekermann debuted The Boston... Continue reading

New test for Down syndrome

October 9, 2013

A new, noninvasive screening test for Down syndrome would allow some women with high-risk pregnancies to avoid amniocentesis and in the future may provide detection early enough for treatment to... Continue reading