National Consortium Releases Portfolio of Studies Detailing Molecular Underpinnings of Neuropsychiatric Disease

A research consortium from across the country has unveiled a set of research articles that detail the connections between the genetics and cellular biology of many neuropsychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, and autism. Continue reading National Consortium Releases Portfolio of Studies Detailing Molecular Underpinnings of Neuropsychiatric Disease

Gene Editing to Treat Disease: A success story in sickle cell disease

by Sophia Renauldfigures by Salvador Balkus Our understanding of the genetic material, or DNA, that makes up organisms has exploded over the last several decades. We have discovered that DNA is made up of multiple genes, and that different genes have different functions. We have also found that there is inherent variability in genes, meaning that the DNA of one organism is not identical to … Continue reading Gene Editing to Treat Disease: A success story in sickle cell disease

Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

by Vicki Xufigures by Corena Loeb Suppose someone wants to move their arm. How might they accomplish this task?  Every action starts with a thought — for instance, “move my arm” — that is essentially an electrical signal in the brain. The brain will send this message to the muscles in the arm, and the muscles in the arm will move. Now imagine that the … Continue reading Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

Science by the Pint presents: “Blood, drugs, and bugs!”

Come meet Professor Flaminia Catteruccia, and her lab, from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and find out about their research on malaria, and the mosquitoes that transmit the pathogen that causes it!  Join us at The Seahag, 49 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138 on Tuesday, April 30th, between 6:30 and 8:00 PM. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and we … Continue reading Science by the Pint presents: “Blood, drugs, and bugs!”