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Article ID: 703825

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Deerfield Collaborate to Create the Center for Protein Degradation

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber and Deerfield Management are collaborating to create the Center for Protein Degradation is to interrogate and advance a large portfolio of advanced targeted protein degrader targets while creating a next-generation protein degrader platform

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13-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703385

Exosomes “Swarm” to Protect Against Bacteria Inhaled Through the Nose

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear describes a newly discovered mechanism in a report published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). The findings shed new light on our immune systems — and also pave the way for drug delivery techniques to be developed that harness this natural transportation process from one group of cells to another.

Released:
5-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703702

Redefining Family: In New Book, Wellesley Sociologist Examines Kinship Ties in the Age of Advanced Reproductive Technology

Wellesley College

A new book, Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin, offers timely insights into an unprecedented phenomenon: how the discovery of half-siblings sharing donor DNA who are born into different families has created enormous networks of genetic kin.

Released:
9-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 703699

FedEx Provides Additional Funding To Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® To Support Emerging Women Leaders

Babson College

Babson College, the No. 1 ranked college and global leader in entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that FedEx Corp. has agreed to contribute an additional $500,000 to support the school’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® to assist and encourage emerging women CEOs looking to create economic and social impact.

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9-Nov-2018 9:40 AM EST

Education

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    8-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703414

Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America

Harvard Medical School

The first high-quality ancient DNA data from Central and South America reveals two previously unknown genetic exchanges between North and South America, one representing a continent-wide population turnover Findings link the oldestCentral and South American samples with the Clovis culture, the first widespread archaeological culture of North America; however, this lineage disappeared within the last 9,000 years Analyses show shared ancestry between ancient Californians from the Channel Islands and groups that became widespread in the southern Peruvian Andes by at least 4,200 years ago

Released:
5-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703612

Harvard University Receives Transformational Gift for Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School

The $200-million commitment will fund: o Fundamental curiosity-driven research and a therapeutics initiative to catalyze the development of new treatments o Integrated data science and artificial intelligence capabilities and applications o Cross-disciplinary research across the Harvard life sciences ecosystem o LifeLab Longwood, an incubator for early-stage, high-potential biotech start-ups In honor of the gift—the largest in Harvard Medical School history—the School will name a research institute for the donor to recognize the pioneering work of its basic science and social science departments.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703614

Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and Colleagues Presenting New Advances and Research at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Faculty from BIDMC's CardioVascular Institute and colleagues will be presenting new advances and research at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703608

Lynn Andrea Stein Named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lynn Andrea Stein a 2018 Distinguished Member. Stein was recognized for educational innovations, including her work as one of Olin’s founding faculty members and her leadership of what is now Olin’s Collaboratory. Stein’s contributions are grounded in her scholarship on the philosophical foundations of computing and its applications.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Education

Article ID: 703553

Exclusive analysis: Youth turnout rate way up in 2018

Tufts University

Young people turned out at an estimated rate of 31 percent, a substantial increase over 2014 and a high-water mark for the last quarter century, according to an exclusive youth turnout analysis released by researchers from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)—the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703513

Three Inducted into Babson College’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Babson College

Babson College, the #1 college and world leader in entrepreneurship, will celebrate its tradition of innovation by inducting Founder & CEO, SPANX, Inc. Sara Blakely, Founder Jesse Itzler and the late former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc., former Executive Chairman, DreamWorks, and former Trustee, Roger Enrico ’65, H’86 into Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs during ceremonies on Babson’s Wellesley campus, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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7-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST

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