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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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A fuller picture of cancer

A fuller picture of cancer

August 28, 2015

They’re among the most powerful tools for demonstrating how cancer grows and spreads, but mathematical models of the disease have always faced an either/or problem.

Models for capturing the spatial — or 3-D — aspects of tumors don’t reflect the speed at which they grow. Non-spatial models, meanwhile, can more accurately portray the growth of tumors, but not their 3-D nature.

Harvard scientists recently took on the challenge of uniting the two.

Interstellar seeds could create oases of life

Interstellar seeds could create oases of life

August 27, 2015

We have only one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new questions will arise. For example, did that life arise spontaneously? Or could it have spread from elsewhere? If life crossed the vast gulf of interstellar space long ago, how would we tell?

Understanding the IT band

Understanding the IT band

August 26, 2015

For many people, it’s the source of a nagging — and painful — injury, but for Carolyn Eng, the IT band is an intriguing mystery, one she may be close to solving. Read more here