Nature, Meet Nurture
Are actions and behaviors a result of genes or environment? Single-cell analyses now reveal the dramatic landscape of genetic changes in the brain after visual stimulation, suggesting just how inexorably interwoven nature and nurture are.
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A deep-learning approach predicts protein structure from amino acid sequence, achieving accuracy comparable to current state-of-the-art methods but at speeds upward of a million times faster.
Science at the speed of ‘light-sheet’
Combining two recently developed technologies, researchers created a microscope that enables subcellular imaging of brain tissue at unprecedented speeds.
Professor Alfred Goldberg reminisces over a lab photo, taken over 50 years ago, that would ultimately feature no fewer than three Nobel Laureates.
Select science stories
- Like a Rolling Stone | Q&A with 2019 Nobel laureate William G. Kaelin Jr.
- New Lung Cell Type Discovered | A previously unknown airway cell type may be a key to efforts to cure cystic fibrosis
- Unexpected Depths | New study hints at complex decision making in a single-cell organism
- No Pain, All Gain | Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing ‘wasabi receptor’ to survive oxidative stress
- Butterflies of the Soul | New study sheds light on the developmental origins of interneurons
- Safety Valve | New research reveals the function of a mysterious component of the inner ear
- Alternative Landscape | Map of tumors’ immune cell populations points to new targets for immunotherapy
- Zeroing in on Dopamine | Study identifies the molecular machinery responsible for dopamine release in the brain
- Insulin Insights | An unexpected connection between insulin receptor and gene expression revealed
- Aging Connection | Study identifies molecular link between aging and neurodegeneration
- Neural Compass | Virtual reality experiments reveal how visual cues reorganize direction-sensing neurons
- Sight Unseen | Gene expression study reveals “hidden” variability in how cancer cells respond to drugs
- Dynamic Differences | Tumor suppressor protein displays subtle variations in behavior across species
- Nothing Wasted | Breast cancer cells recycle their own ammonia waste as fuel
- Choice Collaboration | Study reveals how neurons in different regions of the brain function during decision making
- Toxin Response | Machine learning approach sheds light on how the liver and kidneys respond to toxins
- Reframing the Conversation | Psychological distress is associated with cognitive dysfunction in combat veterans
- Unlocking the Barrier | Disrupting an omega-3 fatty acid transporter could open blood-brain barrier for drug delivery
- Assembly Failure | RNA splicing errors may spark the development of both ALS and a form of dementia
- Making Waves | Fertilization triggers changes to thousands of proteins in frog eggs
- Bringing CRISPR into Focus | New study reveals key steps in CRISPR-Cas3 function at near-atomic resolution
- A Closer Read | In the era of big data, HMS researchers look to natural language processing
- Here, Yet Not Here | The past, present and potential future of PTSD diagnosis and treatment
- A Better Look | The development of cryo-EM has revolutionized structural biology
- In a Big Country | HMS physicians are tackling health care disparities that challenge rural residents
- Marching for Science | HMS community rallies to support, defend science
- Rite of Passage | Match Day, 2018
- Bridging East and West | Traditional Chinese medicine symposium joins parallel traditions
- Knowing the Unknown | Pathways students explore biomedical frontiers in advanced integrated science courses
- Make it Matter | Award-winning TV writer, producer Neal Baer, MD ’96, asks grads to shine a light on injustice
- Call to Service | Hundreds of HMS, Harvard alumni and friends “Meet the Dean” in Washington, D.C.
- Taking Action Against Violence | Equity and Social Justice series opens dialogue on violence
- Celebrating Differences | New HMS/HSDM students learn the importance of community
- Blue Skies Ahead | Class Day, 2017
Can a single cell "change its mind"?
3D Microscopes: To boldly go (with Rick Groleau)
Transforming biomedical research, one structure at a time (with Rick Groleau)
Riding Rhinos (profile of Professor Alfred Goldberg)
Brain Expansion (with Rick Groleau)
"Bet hedging" explains the efficacy of drug combinations
(with Rick Groleau)
- Chasing Big Dreams | Class Day 2019
- State of the School Address | 2019
- Transforming the Future of Human Health | Symposium for the Blavatnik Institute at HMS
- Life Sciences Innovation and the Future of Health Care | Symposium for the Inauguration of Harvard President Larry Bacow