Space Savers

Spring 2012

Features

  • schoolchildren wearing name tags and standing in line in front of an image of the international space station

    On Course

    Space-based research instills in youth a passion for science

    by Ellen Barlow

  • image from space of the moon, showing topographic features

    Man in the Moon

    The U.S. space program launched with the help of an HMS surgeon

    by Anthony Patton

  • astronaut working on exterior of space-based vehicle while in orbit

    Blues Cues

    Researchers cast a little light on the subject of sleep

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • light green aurora borelis

    Atmospheric Disturbance

    What happens in space doesn't always stay in space

    by R. Alan Leo

  • fruit fly in profile, body structures a deep rouge, backlit

    Express Yourself

    Our chromosomes bear creative, even outlandish, names. Who knew?

    by David Cameron

  • rear view of a man, hands on hips and hat on head, looking toward a single-engine airplane, white with red stripes

    A Wing and A Prayer

    Medicine takes to the air to serve far-flung populations

    by Angela Alberti

  • astronaut in full life-support spacesuit standing on a moonscape; telemetry superimposed on visor

    Star Guide

    Biomedicine reaps rewards from scientific pursuits in space

    by Jake Miller

  • A video of the Space Savers Issue

    A Look Inside

    A video introduction to this issue

Also in this issue

  • portrait of Russell Phillips

    Prime Director

    Leader selected for School’s Center for Primary Care

    by David Cameron

  • Trauma Care

    Flu medication may help people with post-traumatic disorders

  • ribbon configuration showing structure of tumor necrosis factor

    Risk of Failure

    Markers predict diabetes-linked loss of kidney function

  • neural imaging showing fiber organization in the brain

    Warp and Weft

    Complexity of primate brain rests on simple structure

    by Sue McGreevey

  • green-colored cell with orange dots indicating chromosomes; next to it, a small satellite body with a single chromosome

    A Bad Crush

    "Pulverized" chromosome may trigger cancer

  • man in hospital scrubs using a treadmill in health club

    No Skies, No Limits

    Technology from the space program now aids medicine

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • portrait of Royce Moser climbing into the cockpit of an airplane

    Taking a History

    A profile of Royce Moser, Class of 1961

    by Karin Kiewra

  • A profile of Jack Szostak, genetics professor

    Five Questions

    A profile of Jack Szostak, genetics professor

    by Susan Karcz

  • portrait of Jeffrey Flier

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by Jeffrey S. Flier

  • a Beauchene skull, mid-nineteenth century

    BackStory

    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • photo of the cover of Alfalfa to Ivy: Memior of a Harvard Medical School Dean

    Field Day

    A review of Alfalfa to Ivy

    reviewed by Elissa Ely