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Behind ‘Peter Pan’

Behind ‘Peter Pan’

July 18, 2014

In 1904, a kind of lightning struck London’s theater scene. Tuxedo-clad audiences accustomed to somber and serious dramas were stunned by a production set in a whimsical world of make-believe, starring a band of rambunctious children.

One well-known actor and producer, after reading an early version of the shocking new play, became convinced its creator had lost his mind.

Viewing how neurons work

Viewing how neurons work

July 15, 2014

In oncology, the notion of personalized medicine — in which genetic tools can be used precisely to characterize a patient’s cancer and tailor treatment to a genetic profile — is now all but standard practice.

Though personalized treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy, and bipolar disorders have remained frustratingly out of reach for neurologists, Harvard scientists say that could soon change.

Viewing how neurons work

Viewing how neurons work

July 15, 2014

In oncology, the notion of personalized medicine — in which genetic tools can be used precisely to characterize a patient’s cancer and tailor treatment to a genetic profile — is now all but standard practice.

Though personalized treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy, and bipolar disorders have remained frustratingly out of reach for neurologists, Harvard scientists say that could soon change.

Sizing up bacteria

Sizing up bacteria

July 13, 2014

A new theoretical framework outlined by a Harvard scientist could help solve the mystery of how bacterial cells coordinate processes that are critical to cellular division, such as DNA replication, and how bacteria know when to divide.

Sizing up bacteria

Sizing up bacteria

July 13, 2014

A new theoretical framework outlined by a Harvard scientist could help solve the mystery of how bacterial cells coordinate processes that are critical to cellular division, such as DNA replication, and how bacteria know when to divide.