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Research

Study by Harvard-Affiliated Heart Researcher Retracted from Scientific Journal

Recent research by Piero Anversa, a leading figure in cardiovascular science, has come under fire after an article he co-authored was retracted from a major medical journal.

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University Will Adopt UN-Backed Investment Principles, Launch New Climate Change Initiatives

The three-fold endeavor will launch a research-focused Climate Change Solutions Fund, increase sustainability measures on campus, and affirm the endowment’s commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially conscious investing.

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Harvard-Led Collaboration Makes 'Historic Discovery' on Big Bang

An astrophysics team, headed by Harvard associate astronomy professor John M. Kovac, announced on Monday that it has discovered the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation and gravitational waves.

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NFL Players Association Will Independently Fund Medical School Research Initiative

A ten-year Harvard Medical School initiative aimed at researching the health problems associated with playing football will be funded solely by the National Football League Players Association, not the National Football League, a spokesperson for the NFLPA confirmed Thursday.

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Broad Institute Finds Gene Mutation, Prevents Diabetes

Researchers at the Broad Institute have discovered several gene mutations that potentially protect against type 2 diabetes, according to a journal article published in Nature Genetics earlier this month.

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Researchers Find Novel Methods to Study Alzheimer's

Harvard scientists have made a breakthrough in studying early onset Alzheimer’s Disease by converting patients’ skin cells into neurons in the hopes of facilitating a better understanding of the disease and creation of drug therapies.

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HMS’s Grinspoon Calls for NFL Funding for Cannabis Research

Claiming that the cannabidiol in cannabis could help protect NFL players protect their brains, Lester Grinspoon hopes the NFL will "lead the way" by promoting research.

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Despite Restored Cuts, Research Funding Outlook Still Gloomy

A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.

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Study Links Fetal Gender to Milk Production in Cows

The report—which draws on both Bradford’s specialty in dairy nutrition and Hinde’s expertise in evolutionary biology—focused on dairy farms, one of America’s longest running industries.

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Harvard Study Finds Abuses in India's Carpet Industry

The largest ever first-hand investigation into slavery and child labor in India’s handmade carpet sector has challenged claims that slavery and child labor have been removed from the industry.

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In Papers and Talk, Researchers Say EdX Success Not Tied to Dropout Rate

Working papers released Tuesday indicated that 95 percent of registrants for courses offered by Harvard and MIT on edX, the open online education platform co-founded by the two universities, did not earn certificates of completion.

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New Spending Bill A Mixed Bag for Harvard Research, Spokesperson Says

The spending bill that passed in Congress last week does not do enough to restore funding to scientific research, a University spokesperson said Friday.

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Medical School Receives $90 Million Gift For Cancer Research

Harvard Medical School has received a $90 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research “to spur innovative scientific inquiry and discovery,” the school announced Monday.

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Citing 11 Animal Welfare Violations, USDA Fines HMS $24,036

A citation released by the United States Department of Agriculture shows that between February 2011 and July 2012, Harvard researchers violated 11 regulations of the Animal Welfare Act.

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Professors Mull NIH Proposal To Change Grant Awards Structure

Harvard professors said proposed changes to the National Institute of Health’s grant giving policy would increase the flexibility given to Harvard’s senior faculty while posing new challenges for younger researchers and associate professors just starting their labs.

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VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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