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Harvard, MIT Researchers Discover Subsets of Cells Especially Susceptible to COVID-19

Harvard and MIT researchers have found subsets of cells in the human nasal passages, lungs, and intestines that are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection, according to a study accepted to the scientific journal Cell Wednesday.


Harvard, MIT Donate $500,000 to Support Cambridge Temporary Emergency Shelter

Harvard and MIT donated $500,000 to a temporary emergency shelter located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to house homeless residents, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a Monday press release.


Broad Institute Researchers Design COVID-19 Tests that Could Cost ‘Around Ten Dollars’

Researchers at the Broad Institute are improving and validating a COVID-19 detection protocol that could potentially take less than an hour and cost around ten dollars per test.


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.


Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop New Gene Editing Technology

A team of researchers from the Broad Institute led by Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor David R. Liu ’94 developed a novel gene-editing technique called “prime editing.”


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"Reimagine This Place", an event organized by the MIT Media Lab students and staff, is an art-based fundraiser in response to the recent revelations of MIT’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein that attempts to "reimagine this place," referring to both MIT and the larger world.


Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer

Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.


UC Berkeley Files Patent Motions Against Harvard, MIT

The University of California, Berkeley alleged in documents submitted Tuesday to the US Patent and Trademark Office that the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT employed “deceit” to win patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9 in eukaryotic cells.


US Patent Office Will Intervene in CRISPR Dispute Between UC Berkeley and Harvard, MIT

In its declaration of interference, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO initiated proceedings to settle priority issues between 10 patent applications filed by UC Berkeley in 2018 and 13 patents previously awarded to the Broad Institute.


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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