September 2013: 2

Cross-disciplinary team from Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings novel therapeutic cancer vaccine to human clinical trials
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University — September 6, 2013

Gene Therapy With a Difference
“Experimental drugs use a technique called exon skipping to try to counteract genetic errors that cause muscular dystrophy.”
Andrew Pollack, New York Times — September 23, 2013

Lasering in on tumors
“New tool, which ‘sees’ diseased cells, may greatly boost accurate brain surgery”
Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette — September 4, 2013

Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
“Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — September 25, 2013

Tiny human almost-brains made in lab
“Stem cells arrange themselves into a version of the most complex human organ”
Laura Sanders, sciencenews.org — August 28, 2013

When bacteria fight back
“Q&A with David Hooper on the rising threat from drug-resistant microbes”
Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette — September 20, 2013

Materials science

Understanding a new kind of magnetism
“Researchers use low-frequency laser pulses to probe the properties of a kind of fluctuating magnetism known as a spin-liquid state”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — September 23, 2013

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