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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.


Swimming Spinosaurus

An artist's reconstruction of Spinosaurus, which an international research team recently determined to be the first known swimming dinosaur.


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.


Harvard Postdoc Launches National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database

As Harvard postdoctoral fellow Michael F. Wells walked home from his last in-person laboratory meeting for the foreseeable future, one thing was on his mind – finding a way to combat the spread of COVID-19 that had forced his research group to close for two months.


Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole

A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.


First Harvard Affiliate Tests 'Presumptive Positive' for Coronavirus

For the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak began, a Harvard affiliate has tested "presumptive positive" for the disease, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in a campus-wide email Friday evening.


Wyss Biostasis Project Succeeds in 'Stopping Biological Time' in Tadpoles

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have identified chemicals that could effectively pause biological aging as part of their “Biostasis” project, now over a year after they signed a five-year contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in December 2018.


Harvard Professor Wins Biomedical Science Award

Rockefeller University named Harvard Chemistry Professor Xiaowei Zhuang as the 2019 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize — an international award celebrating women in biomedical science.


Harvard Professors Win International Award for Renewable Energy Research

Chemistry Professor Ray G. Gordon ‘61 and Materials and Energy Technologies Professor Michael J. Aziz received an award earlier this month for their work to create an innovative battery to store wind and solar energy.


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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