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Scientists Analyze First Ancient Human DNA From Southeast Asia

Harvard Medical School researchers lead the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 years, each shaping the genetics of...
16-May-2018 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Right Moves

New research in mice reveals how specialized neurons allow the brain to construct sequences of movements. Damage to these neurons disrupts the ability to correctly string together movements into desired actions. The findings may inform the study...
15-May-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Written History of a Neuron

From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, “anytime you experience something, your neurons are active,” says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate student in genetics at Harvard Medical School. Different...
14-May-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Secrets of Secretion

Newly published research shows that a protein long known to play pivotal roles in cell secretion—the basis of cell-to-cell communication—also ensures that a key lipid is present when needed to ensure efficient cell communication. The...
14-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Vaccine-Induced Antibodies Against One Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Found to Disarm Related Virus for Which There Is No Vaccine

Research conducted in vitro shows two human antibodies made in response to vaccination against one hemorrhagic fever virus can disarm a related virus, for which there is currently no vaccine. The proof-of-principle finding identifies a common...
14-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals How the Germ Behind Flesh-Eating Disease Hijacks Neurons to Avoid Immune Destruction and Ensure Its Own Survival

Although rare, flesh-eating disease is challenging to diagnose promptly and can rapidly become fatal. A study conducted in mice reveals that neurons play key role in the development of flesh-eating disease. The findings show that a bacterium that...
8-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Digital Snapshots’ Reveal the Protein Landscape of Mitochondrial Quality Control

Harvard Medical School scientists developed a new technique to analyze, with unprecedented quantitative precision, how cells initiate the removal of defective mitochondria by the cell’s autophagy, or “self-eating,” system.
3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to NAS

Four scientists from Harvard Medical School are among 84 members and 21 foreign associates elected in 2018 to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research,” the NAS...
2-May-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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