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Massachusetts Hall
Politics

‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Helium Shortage
Research

Helium Shortage Forces Harvard Physics Labs to Shut Down Equipment, Suspend Projects

Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.

Harvard Yard
Research

Harvard to Establish New Institute for Climate and Sustainability Through $200 Million Donation

Harvard will establish the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability to advance the University’s commitment to climate-oriented research and foster a hub for collaborative studies, the University announced Tuesday.

Mass General Hospital
Health

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.

HMS
Research

Harvard Medical School Researchers Develop Genetic Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.

Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
College

Faculty and Students Weigh the Risks and Rewards of SEAS’ Corporate Partnerships

Research at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences spans interdisciplinary academic fields and relies on collaboration with organizations beyond the University — including for-profit partners. While some faculty members and students highlight the benefits of corporate partnerships, others caution working with for-profit entities requires balancing ethical risks and educational rewards.

HMS Gordon Hall
Health

HMS and Broad Institute Researchers Discover First Strong Genetic Link to Bipolar Disorder

A research team including scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reported the first strong genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on April 1.

School of Public Health
On Campus

Psychiatric Epidemiologist Tamsin Ford Talks Children’s Mental Health Amid Covid-19

Child psychiatric epidemiologist Tamsin Ford discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childrens' mental health in a virtual research presentation hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Harvard Medical School Study Reveals Irregular Sleep Pattern, High-Fat Diet Can Cause Reduced Glucose Tolerance

Harvard Medical School researchers discovered that recurrent circadian disruption can cause reduced glucose tolerance when combined with a high-fat “Western-style” diet.

Chan School of Public Health
Research

Harvard Health Researchers Launch Website to Dispel Cancer Misinformation

Harvard and Dana-Farber researchers launched a website called Cancer FactFinder to provide vetted information about the causes of cancer on this year’s World Health Day.

Mass General Hospital
Research

‘This Is Our Fight Against Cancer’: Researchers Find HIV Drug Promising for Cancer Treatment

Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.

SEAS Complex Exterior Yard
Research

Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award

The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.

Mallinckrodt Laboratory
Research

Professor of Chemical Biology Explores Quantum Topological Materials

Harvard Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology Suyang Xu is working towards expanding the application of topological materials — new materials in the quantum field with the potential to significantly improve our ways of saving information.

Science and Engineering Complex
Food and Drink

Company Founded by Harvard Researchers to Launch Alternative Meat Product

Tender Foods, a food technology startup co-founded by four Harvard-affiliated researchers that produces alternative meats, is preparing for a product launch later this year.

Lisa J. Kewley
Research

Lisa Kewley to Serve as Director of Harvard's Center for Astrophysics

Lisa J. Kewley will serve as the next director of Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, a collaboration between the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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