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Extracellular Vesicles Can Heal Cardiac Cells After Oxygen Deprivation, Harvard Researchers Find

Harvard researchers have successfully used a human heart-on-chip to demonstrate that endothelial extracellular vesicles — particles released from cells lining the surface of blood vessels — are able to keep cardiac cells viable both during and after oxygen deprivation due to a heart attack.

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Panelists Discuss Social and Racial Tensions in South Florida in the Wake of Cuba’s 1980 Mariel Boatlift

Three professors spoke at a lecture Thursday on the effects of the April 1980 Mariel Boatlift — which brought over 15,000 Cubans to Miami in a matter of weeks, and about 125,000 refugees by October of that year — on the politics of southern Florida.

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NIH Awards Nine Harvard Scientists ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ Grants

The National Institutes of Health awarded nine Harvard Scientists grants as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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Harvard Researchers’ 3D Simulation May Help Explain Saturn’s Hexagonal Storm

Two Harvard researchers developed a 3D simulation that may help explain the hexagonal pattern of a large storm observed on Saturn.

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OEB Professor Showcases 3-D Models of ‘Wonderful Cambrian Beasts’ in Webinar

Javier Ortega-Hernández, an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology professor at Harvard, reconstructed the history of the versatile organisms which lived more than half a billion years ago in his Wednesday evening lecture, “Wonderful Cambrian Beasts.”

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Social Science Concentrators Adapt to the Virtual Thesis Process

In an unprecedented semester of virtual learning, seniors concentrating in social science disciplines say they have faced a host of new challenges in completing their theses — but also a few upsides which come with an all-virtual writing process.

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Panelists Examine Future of Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Latin America at Rockefeller Center Event

Two professors discussed their upcoming book project on the future of anti-corruption initiatives in Latin America Tuesday at an online event with Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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Research Estimates Fewer than 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Have COVID Antibodies

Researchers from Stanford University have estimated that fewer than one tenth of the American adult population have COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting that the U.S. is still far from achieving herd immunity.

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HMS Antibody Detection Tool Now Detects Coronaviruses

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital upgraded VirScan — an antibody-detecting technology — to identify signs of infection from coronaviruses including COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Deadlier for Men than Women, HMS Study Shows

COVID-19 results in higher case numbers and mortality rates in men than women across age groups, a recently released review article from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated.

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New Machine Learning Model May Help Predict Dementia, Harvard Medical School Researchers Report

Harvard Medical School researchers have created a machine learning model which may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults, according to a study published last Monday in open-access medical journal JAMA Network Open.

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Conventional Media, Donald Trump Are Primary Drivers of Voting Disinformation, Harvard Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center found that unsubstantiated concerns about widespread mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election are mainly spread by high-ranking Republicans — including Donald Trump — and conventional media, according to a working paper released Oct. 2.

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Harvard Researchers Discover New Genetic Source of Tissue Formation

The finding could have momentous implications for developing disease treatments, according to experts, allowing for a better understanding of how cells divide and form larger tissues.

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Drug May Reduce COVID-19 Mortality Rates for Diabetic Patients, Study by HMS Professor Finds

The drug sitagliptin may reduce mortality rates for diabetic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an observational study led by Paulo Fiorina, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, suggests.

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Astronomers Preview Giant Magellan Telescope, Discuss Extraterrestrial Life at DRCLAS Event

Astronomers from across the globe previewed the Giant Magellan Telescope, which is currently under construction at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Wednesday evening.

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