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Cononavirus Leads Hospitals, Volunteers to Crowd-source [The Washington Post]

When Harvard University professor Ethan Garner pondered how to help health-care workers facing a lack of medical equipment as they fight the novel coronavirus, he thought about Burning…

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Cononavirus Leads Hospitals, Volunteers to Crowd-source [The Washington Post]

When Harvard University professor Ethan Garner pondered how to help health-care workers facing a lack of medical equipment as they fight the novel coronavirus, he thought about Burning…

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Your Neighbors Dictate What You Can Do [Murray Lab]

Biological function, such as DNA replication and chromosome segregation, depend on the complex interactions among many different proteins. As a biological function changes during evolution, the network of…

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Nathan Grant Advocates for Including More Siblings in Research on Disabilities [MCB concentrator]

MCB concentrator Nathan Grant (’20) recently authored a short paper  (PDF) in the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, where he responds to an original study by Eisengart…

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Microglia Help New Neurons Make the Right Connections [Murthy Lab]

Historically, it was thought that the brain lacked an immune system because the blood-brain barrier prevents the entry of immune cells from the rest of the body. However,…

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A Neuron Published in Neuron [Lichtman Lab]

In the brain, the function of a nerve cell (a neuron) is based both on the input it receives, via synapses onto its dendrites from upstream neurons, and…

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Murthy and Dulac Appear in Panel Discussion about Science and History of Scent

Today, The Harvard Gazette featured a recent panel discussion about the science and cultural significance of scent. The panel included MCB faculty and Chair Venkatesh Murthy, along with…

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Giselle Grenier Receives Dean’s Distinction Award [Hensch Lab]

MCB administrative staff member Giselle Grenier, who serves as executive assistant to MCB faculty Takao Hensch and John Dowling, has been named as a 2020 recipient of the…

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Brian Kobilka Will Deliver the 2020 John T. Edsall Lecture

Dr. Kobilka is the Hélène Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology and a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He is a co-recipient…

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Fanuel Muindi Publishes Paper on the Role of Personal Storytelling in Science Communication [MCO]

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs Fanuel Muindi, PhD, (@FanuelMuindi on Twitter) recently co-authored a paper advocating for the importance of storytelling in science communication. The paper titled “Human…

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