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2014-09-22 12:31:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daktari Diagnostics, in collaboration with Harvard University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Zambia in Lusaka, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for a point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic test. Daktari, which commercializes diagnostic platforms to meet the health care needs in Africa, Asia, and...

2014-09-22 08:30:33

Prestigious Program Offers Leaders High-Level Coaching & Tools to Advance Organization's Performance and Capacity. DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeighborWorks America is proud to announce that Debra Bustos, Vice President of Real Estate at the Urban Land Conservancy in Denver is one of 50 leaders selected for the NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence Program, conducted in collaboration with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. The NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence...

soft robotics toolkit
2014-09-22 03:00:27

Paul Karoff, Harvard University Online resource is designed to foster innovation and learning A new resource unveiled recently by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials. With the advent of low-cost 3D printing, laser cutters, and other advances in manufacturing...

biolfims
2014-09-18 02:30:14

Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other more serious medical problems – a team at the Wyss Institute for...

Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit
2014-09-14 05:03:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday. The Soft Exosuit, which was developed by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is a robotic suit designed to prevent and reduce...

2014-09-11 08:32:14

Renowned science and Harvard investor funds a huge STEM Science Fair in the US Virgin Islands. NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest science fair in the US Virgin Islands received a huge boost from the Southern Trust Company, Inc. which is owned by renowned science and Harvard investor and local resident, Jeffrey Epstein. The fair, called the St. Thomas-St. John STEM Fair, was organized by the Virgin Islands Department of Education and brought together hundreds of...

2014-09-09 23:03:47

Five-city study from WIEGO examines impact of government policy and practice on street vendors’ livelihoods. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, MA USA, September 9, 2014 -- New research released today highlights the important impact of city government policies and practices on street vendors’ productivity and working conditions, challenging the common view of street trade as operating outside of state regulatory structures. The study shows how street vendors, one of the informal...

2014-09-09 00:22:34

Princeton and Williams Continue Reign at Top; Harvard and Amherst are No. 1 for Value WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 30(th) edition of its flagship Best Colleges rankings, which measure academic excellence. For the second year in a row, Princeton University claims sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the Best National Universities category. Williams College tops the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, making it No. 1...

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....


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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