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Lorna Daniells, 94, HBS librarian

July 23, 2013

Lorna Daniells, a prominent research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985, died on June 11 in Bloomfield, Conn., at the age of 94.  ... Continue reading

Bacterial blockade

July 23, 2013

For decades, doctors have understood that microbes in the human gut can influence how certain drugs work in the body — by either activating or inactivating specific compounds — but questions have... Continue reading

Perfecting digital imaging

July 23, 2013

Computer graphics and digital video lag behind reality; despite advances, the best software and video cameras cannot seem to get computer-generated images and digital film to look exactly the way... Continue reading

Clues to cholera resistance

July 22, 2013

Researchers have long understood that genetics can play a role in susceptibility to cholera, but a team of Harvard scientists is now uncovering evidence of genetic changes that might also help... Continue reading

Roles of a lifetime

July 19, 2013

In a movie career spanning six decades and 80-plus films, Burt Lancaster played Wyatt Earp, Moses, Jim Thorpe, a pirate, a bookie, a billionaire, a gangster, a rogue general, a Nazi, a French... Continue reading

From all over

July 19, 2013

Whether it’s to explore a library filled to the ceiling with thousands of books, experience big-city living for the first time, or take classes taught by world-renowned teachers, students from all... Continue reading

New plan of attack in cancer fight

July 18, 2013

New research conducted by Harvard scientists is laying out a road map to one of the holy grails of modern medicine: a cure for cancer. As described in a paper recently published in eLife, Martin... Continue reading

The next gold rush: Outer space?

July 17, 2013

We value gold for many reasons: its beauty, its usefulness, and its rarity. Gold is rare on Earth in part because it’s also rare in the universe. Unlike elements such as carbon or iron, it cannot be... Continue reading

Opening a portal to summer

July 17, 2013

“I think I found a skull,” said Abigail Forrest, proudly holding up a dark green, furry blob with her tweezers for the others to inspect. She leaned in to note some eye sockets and what appeared to... Continue reading