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Wiping out sepsis

Wiping out sepsis

September 14, 2014

Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in the blood — often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering may radically transform the way doctors treat sepsis.

Ebola’s ripple effects

Ebola’s ripple effects

September 10, 2014

The race to stamp out West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is not just about saving lives. It’s also about stemming an assault on society that could include food shortages and mass migration, morphing from a medical emergency into a broad humanitarian crisis.

With the World Health Organization reporting this week that the situation in Liberia is far worse than previously known, a panel at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) warned Tuesday against the epidemic’s possible ancillary effects.

Is ResearchGate Facebook for science?

August 20, 2014
The recent growth of the social network and its apparent utility for users suggest that it’s the leading contender to become science’s ubiquitous social network.
Are failing bees our warning sign?

Are failing bees our warning sign?

August 19, 2014

It’s become something of a rite of spring. Every March, newspaper stories sprout about local beekeepers opening their hives to find an ongoing environmental mystery.

Instead of hungry bees ready for the first flights of spring, honeycombs that should be empty after a long winter are full, and instead the hives are empty. For some reason, during winter’s coldest months, these bees chose to leave the hive to perish outside.