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Harvard Researchers Receive Grant to Develop New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

A team of Harvard researchers received a grant from the Vranos Family Foundation for a five-year project seeking to find new methods to treat neurodegenerative diseases, according to a December press release.

Science Center
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Harvard Study Finds ExxonMobil Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Change, Despite Denial

A Harvard-led team of researchers found in a study published earlier this month that internal ExxonMobil projections accurately predicted human-caused climate change even as the company downplayed its risks in public statements.

Catherine Dulac, Robert J. Sampson, & Arlene H. Sharpe ’75
FAS

Three Harvard Scholars Named University Professors, Highest Faculty Distinction

Harvard scholars Catherine Dulac, Robert J. Sampson, and Arlene H. Sharpe ’75 will become University Professors, Harvard’s highest faculty distinction, next year.

Francis J. Doyle III
College

Harvard SEAS Dean Says DIB Survey Results are ‘Encouraging’ — But ‘Not a Sign of Victory’

SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in an interview last week the overall results of the 2022 climate survey were “encouraging,” pointing to improvement over the last four years — though “not a sign of victory.”

MGH
Health

MGH Researchers Develop AI Tool To Predict Melanoma Recurrence

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to experience a recurrence of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Politics

Belfer Center Fellow Discusses Nigerian Election Violence at HKS Seminar

Belfer Center fellow Megan M. Turnbull discussed the conditions leading to election violence in Nigeria during a virtual seminar hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

Harvard Medical School
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Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Harvard Astrophysicists Confirm Existing Theories of Composition, Expansion of the Universe

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that dark energy makes up two-thirds of the universe, according to a study published in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal last month.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Harvard and MIT Researchers Find Limitations in Current Models of Exoplanet Atmospheres

A team of Harvard and MIT researchers have discovered accuracy limitations in climate models used to describe the properties of exoplanets — planets outside the solar system — given an influx of cosmic data from the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole With Delayed Stellar Burp

In October 2018, Sebastian Gomez, then a Harvard PhD student, observed a black hole tear apart and engulf a small star in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Almost three years later, he and a team of researchers noticed that the same black hole had begun ejecting stellar material.

HMS
Research

Harvard Researchers Receive NIH Funding for Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Sciences Research

Nine Harvard researchers are set to receive a total of more than $200 million in grants over the next five years through a National Institutes of Health program that funds “high-risk, high-reward” research.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Harvard Researchers Debunk Popular Sleep Myths in New Study

A Harvard-led team of researchers debunked popular myths parents and caregivers believe about adolescent sleep habits in a study published last month.

Hoffman Laboratory
Research

Harvard Researchers Identify First Ever Proof of Sea Level Fingerprints

A new study conducted by Harvard researchers appears to have detected the first-ever proof of changes in ocean levels due to glacial melting, known as sea level fingerprints.

Science Center
Research

Fossil Fuel Companies Are ‘Talking Green but Acting Dirty,’ Harvard Researchers Find

A report published by Harvard researchers last week found that European fossil fuel, car, and airlines companies strategically rebrand themselves on social media to portray a greener narrative.

Hoffman Laboratory
FAS

Harvard Study Identifies Key Role of Soil Moisture on Crop Yields

A new research study by Harvard faculty is shedding light on the significant influence of water supply on global crop yields and its connection to climate change.

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