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Former Chemistry Chair Lieber Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Making False Statements Regarding Relations to China

A federal grand jury indicted former Harvard chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber on two counts for making false statements to federal investigators who were examining funding he received from the Chinese government, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.


Radcliffe Institute Names 42 Incoming Fellows

Havard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study released its list of fellows for the 2020-2021 school year Friday, naming 42 scholars from a wide range of disciplines from health policy, climate change, and astronomy, to poetry and cartoons.


Entering Phase 2: Moderna Therapeutics Races to Create COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, is at the forefront of coronavirus vaccine development. The company recently received FDA approval to move onto Phase 2 of vaccine testing, in addition to $500 million in grants.


Provost Announces Plans for ‘Phased’ Reopening of Harvard Labs, Libraries, and Museums

Harvard will begin a “phased” reopening of its research labs through the oversight of a new Lab Reopening Planning Committee, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in an email to Harvard faculty Monday.


Researchers Discover First Known Swimming Dinosaur

An international research team that includes two Harvard professors has determined that the Spinosaurus is the first known swimming dinosaur, according to a study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.


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.


Biogen Partners with Broad Institute to Build COVID-19 Biobank

The Kendall Square-based company Biogen announced on April 16 it will partner with the Broad Institute and Boston-area hospitals to build a COVID-19 biobank — a repository that will store biological samples to be used for research purposes.


At Least 500,000 Tests Needed Per Day to Reopen Economy, Harvard Researchers Say

Researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute estimate the United States will need to perform at least 500,000 coronavirus tests per day in order to successfully reopen the economy, according to a Saturday report.


Harvard COVID-19 Researchers to Use Facebook Data for Disease Forecasting

Harvard COVID-19 researchers have partnered with Facebook to implement user location data in order to better inform disease forecasting models, according to an April 6 Facebook announcement.


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