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2014-07-28 08:29:15

National prize winners identified by a panel of distinguished scientists; winners each receive $250,000 NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards. The Awards honor America's exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements and recognizing outstanding promise. -- Rachel Wilson, Professor of Neurobiology at...

2014-07-28 08:27:37

A set of large Rothko murals at Harvard are digitally and mathematically restored to their original splendor. NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at MIT Media Lab and Harvard University have restored five Rothko murals, stained over the years by light, smoke and cocktail debris. The unprecedented restoration method has an astonishingly accurate effect based on testimony from Rothko's own son, Rothko's other works and original photographs. Critical funding for MIT...

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

Anopheles stephensi mosquito
2014-07-21 03:30:31

Kristen Kusek, Harvard University New genome editing tool offers strategy to manage insect-borne disease A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.” The advance could potentially lead to powerful new ways of combating malaria and other insect-borne diseases, controlling invasive species and promoting sustainable agriculture. Representing...

2014-07-10 23:12:26

14,000-Square Foot Crimson Commons Project Completed in Just 3 Months Provides High-Profile Executive Dining Solution Naperville, IL (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Kitchens To Go, an industry leader in modular kitchen solutions, announced that construction of Crimson Commons, an interim Executive Education dining facility at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been completed in just three months. The 14,000-square foot project will provide a state of the art kitchen/dining...

2014-07-09 16:26:46

Case featuring success of Access Health CT will be taught as part of curriculum at Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Public Health SOUTHPORT, Conn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of Access Health CT, Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace (also known as the Exchange), is the subject of an upcoming marketing case study authored by Harvard Business School professor John A. Quelch for use at both Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard School of...

2014-07-03 23:04:24

VeoMed and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, are proud to offer the inaugural live broadcast of Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Review of Internal Medicine (IRIM) course (July 13th- July 20th) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 For the first time ever, physicians will be able to watch the Harvard IRIM course live online from their computer, tablet, or smart phone anywhere in the world. The Harvard IRIM course is...

2014-06-28 23:03:06

Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online high school, attends conference held jointly by Harvard University and the College Board. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online (OCO) High School, represents the online high school's college-preparatory program at the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admission, held June 22-27 this year. The institute is an annual program organized jointly...

2014-06-22 23:03:05

A filtered fume hood is added to Harvard University's physics laboratory. Rowley, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Once again, Erlab solves a challenging problem by providing a safe, versatile, easy to install, and powerful filtered fume hood using GreenFumeHood Technology. Harvard University’s Lyman Laboratory of Physics required an additional fume hood. The common option is a traditional ducted fume hood. This posed a challenge because the lab is located on the bottom floor of an...

2014-06-19 08:20:59

CANNES, France, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Astrophysicist, former NASA Advisory Council member, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is to deliver the fourth annual Ogilvy & Mather Inspire lecture at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today in Cannes at 2.00 p.m.. Exploring the pervasive curiosity that motivates all truly creative people to explore new ideas, Dr. Tyson will examine the drivers of creative thinking across...


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OncoMouse
2013-10-02 09:29:43

The OncoMouse or Harvard Mouse is a type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified utilizing modification designed by Philip Leder and Timothy A. Stewart, of Harvard University, to carry a certain gene called an activated oncogene. The activated oncogene considerably increases the mouse’s vulnerability to cancer, therefore making the mouse suitable for cancer research. The rights to the invention were owned by DuPont until recently. The USPTO found that the patent expired in...

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