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Harvard Scientists Develop Method to Limit Fat Absorption as Treatment for Obesity

A team of Harvard scientists have found a potential new method of treating obesity by limiting the body’s absorption of fat, according to a paper published Nov. 25 in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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Health

Harvard, MIT, Industry Leaders to Create Center for Innovation and Manufacturing Medicines

The center, which is estimated to cost $50 million dollars, will be an independent non-profit located in the Greater Boston area. The board of directors of the new center includes leaders from Harvard, MIT, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, and GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

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Ten Harvard Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Ten Harvard affiliates were elected to the National Academy of Medicine — a nonprofit organization that provides advice on issues related to medicine and health policy — last Monday.

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Medicine

William G. Kaelin doing lab work

William G. Kaelin — professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital — has been named a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

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Harvard Receives $20 Million Gift to Fund Autism Research Center

Harvard Medical School received a $20 million donation from philanthropists Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang to create a Center for Autism Research, the University announced Thursday.

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Sciences Division

16 Harvard Affiliates Receive National Institute of Health's Director’s Awards

The High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program awarded a total of $267 million to 93 “trailblazing” and “out-of-the-box” research proposals, whose uncertain outcomes can disadvantage them in the “traditional peer review process,” according to the NIH site.

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Harvard Business School

John McArthur, Former Dean of Harvard Business School and ‘a Mentor and Advisor…Without Peer,’ Dies at Age 85

McArthur, who served as dean of the Business School from 1979 to 1995 and engineered the creation of the Partners Healthcare network, died on Aug. 20 at age 85.

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Harvard Medical School

Dean of Harvard Dental School Bruce Donoff to Step Down After 28 Years

R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.

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Health

HUHS Business School Clinic to Close By End of May

The Harvard Business School satellite health clinic is slated to close on May 31, Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview last week.

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Student Life

Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Student Subcommittee Brings New Perspective to Debt Conversations

The committee was created to bring student voices into the fold as administrators consider ways to address student debt concerns surrounding higher education, according to Sarah Carey, associate director of financial aid at the Medical School.

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Harvard Inks $100 Million Drug Research Deal with Investment Firm

The healthcare investment firm Deerfield Management has committed $100 million as part of a new alliance with Harvard science researchers aimed at promoting drug innovation. As part of the deal, Deerfield will form a private company to support Harvard researchers’ projects.

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Science

Broad Institute Announces New Cancer Center to Develop Noninvasive Treatment Methods

The Broad Institute announced plans to launch the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics after receiving a total endowment of $25 million, according to a Tuesday press release. The Center will work towards developing a new method of cancer diagnosis and treatment using blood samples.

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Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital To Construct New Clinical Care Building

Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital — will construct a 12-story building to accommodate more patients and give healthcare providers access to additional medical technology, the hospital announced last week.

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Activists Call on Harvard to Strip Art Museum of Sackler Name

Local activists and at least one public official are calling on Harvard to remove the Sackler family’s name from their buildings after a memorandum filed in federal court Tuesday alleged the family knowingly understated the risks of its company’s addictive opioid product.

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Harvard Medical School

New Data Reveals Harvard Researchers Saw Spate of Retractions In Last Decade

Harvard researchers are far from immune to retractions, according to new data published online last month. The database — released in October by Retraction Watch — includes over 18,000 listings dating as far back as the 1970s.

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