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The Division of Science strives to provide faculty, students, and staff with the necessary resources to achieve excellence in scholarship and research. Comprised of 230 faculty members and 21 academic departments and units, the Division of Science has more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to scientific research and teaching.

Faculty, students and staff have access to world-class research facilities, instrumentation, funding support, and a variety of workshops, seminars, and lectures. These resources are supported by the Division with the goal of advancing scientific knowledge and inspiring real-world solutions for current and future scientific challenges.

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Imaging captures how blood stem cells take root

Imaging captures how blood stem cells take root

January 15, 2015

A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting online today in the journal Cell, researchers in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that offers several clues for improving bone-marrow transplants in patients with cancer, severe immune deficiencies, and blood disorders, and for helping those transplants “take.”

The divergent skull

The divergent skull

January 7, 2015

Chances are, you’d be hard-pressed to name something you have in common with a chicken. Would you believe that one answer is the head on your shoulders?

For more than a century, scientists have attempted to understand how the bones of the skull develop in vertebrate embryos. Most have concluded that a single developmental pattern — first described in chickens — applies to all vertebrates.

A new study conducted by Harvard researchers suggests that this may not be entirely true.