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Every year, scientists use millions of animals—mostly mice and rats—in experiments. The practice provokes passionate debates over the morality and efficacy of such research—and how to make it more humane.

7.25.19 |

Unlike a Band-Aid®, an active adhesive dressing mechanically pulls a wound shut. Eventually, such bandages may find applications in the closure of internal wounds. 

Photograph courtesy of Serena Blacklow Appignani

Researchers in the lab of Professor David Mooney have developed a wound-dressing design that works like embryonic skin to heal injuries rapidly.

7.24.19 | News

“It’s kind of like when you go to the library to check out one book, but it’s actually the book next to the book you were looking for that was the important one. A syllabus sets up that opportunity.”

7.23.19 | News

Winthrop House interim faculty deans Mary Herlihy-Gearan and Mark Gearan

Photograph by Kevin Colton

After a tumultuous semester, Mark and Mary Herlihy-Gearan take up the reins.

7.19.19 | News

A screenshot from Curricle, a new tool for exploring the curriculum. The word “curricle” refers to light, open, two-wheeled horse-pulled carriages popular during the nineteenth century. Schnapp chose the name because the word “curricle”—like the English word “curriculum”—derives from the Latin “curriculum,” meaning “race,” “running,” or “chariot.” “Curricle” as a platform name thus invokes the metaphor of the curriculum as an academic vehicle and journey.

Researchers with metaLAB (at) Harvard will test a new course exploration tool that presents the curriculum as a rich network of connections.

7.17.19 | News

In industrial nations worldwide, a fin de siècle hysteria builds over immigration.

7.17.19 |

Prineha Narang (right), assistant professor of computational materials science, works with a student at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Photograph by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS

The Office of Technology Development hosts a Palo Alto venture-capital night for Harvard start-ups.

7.12.19 | News

Prominent economist placed on leave for two years, then on probation.

7.10.19 | News

Photograph by Barcin/iStock

A new study quantifies the global impact of declines in a single nutrient in a single crop, and hints at wider impacts.

7.9.19 | Research

Peter Brand dismissed

7.9.19 | News