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10/2/2016 Hertz Fellow Michael Baym Tipping the Scale against Our War with Lethal Antibiotic Resistance

A powerful tool for observing bacteria as they mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics has been developed by a team from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, including Hertz Fellow Michael Baym, a Harvard postdoc.

9/29/2016 Hertz Fellow David Horning's Breakthrough Research Helps Re-Create What May Have Happened at the Beginning of Life

Hertz Fellow David Horning, along with his colleagues at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, have made important progress in re-creating some of the biochemical processes and ingredients that might have enabled early RNA molecules to replicate and evolve.

8/31/2016 Hertz Fellow Bill Weihl Leading Efforts in Corporate Sustainability

“To truly make an impact on the world, we are committed to innovating fast, sharing our breakthroughs with others and collaborating to accelerate our collective progress.” -Sustainability Director at Facebook, Hertz Fellow Bill Weihl”

8/31/2016 Teaching the Art of Mathematics: Hertz Fellow Maria Gillespie

Maria Gillespie's thesis, a version of which was recently published by the "Electronic Journal of Combinatorics," takes the combinatorial approach to Macdonald polynomials, a type of symmetric function (polynomials with several variables where interchanging any variables leaves the polynomial the same), described by British mathematician Ian Macdonald in the 1970s. “You can write down Macdonald polynomials using this amazing combinatorial formula,” Gillespie said.

8/1/2016 Hertz Fellow Kyle Loh is Growing Human Tissue from Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine

Imagine if instead of waiting for months or even years on an organ donor list for a new kidney or heart, scientists were able to grow one for you, on demand, in a petri dish. The idea may not be as farfetched as it seems, as breakthroughs in stem cell research and regenerative medicine continue to bring science closer to that potentiality.

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