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FY 2014 Research Funding
Research

FY 2014 Research Funding

Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent in fiscal year 2014 following federal budget cuts.

FY 2014 Research Funding
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Harvard's Federal Research Funding Declines Slightly in FY 2014

Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.

Research

Company Partners with Harvard, Brigham To Develop Ebola Drug

Canadian pharmaceutical company H&P Labs, Inc., announced earlier this month a partnership with Harvard and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital dedicated to the development of a new drug to fight the Ebola virus.

Research

Researchers Sue Brigham, Med School for Alleged Misconduct Investigation

The researchers claimed that an investigation into their findings on stem cells is damaging to them and should be aimed at their collaborator.

Health

Researchers Uncover Link Between Mediterranean Diet, Aging

A recent study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that telomeres, biomarkers of aging, could contribute to the benefits of this dietary pattern.

Research

Researchers Pave Way for Anti-Obesity Drug

The discovery could help transform the body’s energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat.

FAS

Harvard Researchers Discover Key to Termite Mound Ventilation

Their research revealed that the termites’ mounds drive a convection current which helps the release of stale air from the underground nest to the surface of the mound.

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Physics Professor Awarded Fellowship for Nanotech Research

Yacoby’s research is primarily focused on how particles behave at a nanoscale.

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Harvard Research Assistant Wins Award for Science Raps

A research assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard was awarded the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award for her devotion to uniting science and arts in education.

Books

Q&A With Erich Lichtblau

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau visited the Law School this month for a talk on his new book, “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.” Lichtblau sat down with me after the presentation to talk Nazi hunting, shady Cold War deals, and World War II mysteries yet to be solved.

Research

Blood Mutations May Indicate Higher Cancer Likelihood, Researchers Find

Two independent research teams affiliated with Harvard have found a link between a mutation in the blood and an increase in the likelihood of developing blood cancers.

Research

New Genetic Testing May Aid in Cancer Treatment

Experts say that a new gene screening called the Rapid Heme Panel may be a game-changer in cancer treatment.

Research

Study: Police Face Higher Risk of Cardiac Death Under Stress

The research follows a previous study on the risk of sudden cardiac death members of the fire service face in high stress versus non-emergency situations.

Research

Researchers Recreate Pain-Sensing Neurons

The study specifically aimed to simulate primary afferent nociceptors, very specialized pain-sensing neurons.

Politics

Poll Analysis Reveals Partisan Split on Healthcare

Support for the Affordable Care Act is divided by party lines, according to a study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
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Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

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