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2014-08-26 08:26:50

Ranks more than 1,000 schools on academics, student life and affordability PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Niche (https://niche.com) today released the 2015 college rankings, which rank more than 1,000 schools nationwide based on more than 50 statistical factors and nearly 12 million opinions from 300,000 students. The company is releasing a comprehensive Best Overall college ranking for the first time in its 12-year history. "We believe choosing a college is about striking the...

2014-08-25 08:24:58

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent college rankings and review website College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published a ranking of the fifty U.S. colleges and universities with the happiest first-year students. Based primarily on the percentage of freshmen who return for their sophomore year, the ranking puts Yale University at the top of the list, followed by the University of Chicago and Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California....

2014-08-21 12:29:29

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation funds a study showing tumor growth. NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mathematic studies at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) at Harvard University, and funded by the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, have shown that the most aggressive cells within tumors can be visually identified for elimination. These aggressive cells are the driver mutations that drive the tumor's growth. The study, which shows a topological map of what to look for...

2014-08-20 16:23:17

Featuring Cafe ArtScience with the Latest Culinary Innovations Designed to Amaze All of the Senses CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. Le Lab will be the US flagship of ArtScience Labs, a global organization dedicated to the development of the most radical ideas that transform the way we learn, imagine and evolve....

2014-08-14 12:27:58

Computer algorithm also provides 'quality assurance' for lab-created cells BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a "roadmap" for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the same favorable...

2014-08-12 23:07:17

Held on the Campus of Harvard University*, PYMNTS.com Summer School Educates Executives on Current and Future Trends and Technologies in Retail, Payments and Financial Services Cambridge, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Access Development’s Vice President of Partnership Marketing, Dave Bona, will be a featured faculty member and panelist at PYMNTS.com’s Summer School on Wednesday, August 13. The event will be attended by more than 200 payments, mobile, technology, and retail...

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....

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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...


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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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