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4 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

Spleen Chip Developed to Treat Life-Threatening Infections

Scientists at Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a spleen-like device on a tiny chip to filter fungi and toxins from patients' blood. The "biospleen" is meant to treat sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which germs and bacteria enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation throughout the body.


5 hrs ago | Science

'Artificial spleen' removes poisons from blood

Its victims include the actor Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the British poet Rupert Brooke, who died after a mosquito bite on his lip became infected. Sepsis remains one of the leading killers in the United States and the world.


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science

9 hrs ago | Deseret News

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

This is a photo of the Harvard University Radcliffe Quadrangle. All data in this slideshow is based on the College Access Index published by The Upshot.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Georgetown University, Iowa

13 hrs ago | CBC News

Muskrat Falls prompts Harvard research on mercury levels

Researchers are measuring for any fluctuations in mercury levels at Muskrat Falls as Muskrat Falls construction continues. Researchers from Harvard University are asking people who live in Labrador's Lake Melville area for hair samples, in order to determine current and future mercury levels in their system.


Related Topix: Canada

16 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Soft Exosuit, Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects...

Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, US Military, US Navy

18 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

SRU to Host Global Web Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Sept. 12 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news release: What do Paris, France, Winchester, England, Zurich, Switzerland, Toyko, Japan, San Francisco, Calif., and Slippery Rock University have in common? By the end of 2015, all will have served as hosts for the internationally acclaimed, high-tech Graphical Web Conference.


Related Topix: Slippery Rock, PA, Hampshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

A conversation with James Chung

Though James Chung may have an impressive resume with degrees from Harvard University, and though he has his own international company, Reach Advisors, with offices in Albany and Boston, Chung says it was his formative years growing up in Wichita that first had an impact on his career. Chung's father, Kae Chung, was a professor at Wichita State University, and Chung says that gave him exposure to other worlds.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Wichita State University

Ars Technica

Dinosaurs lost the ability to taste sugar; hummingbirds re-evolved it

Chickens are not fussy eaters. Any object resembling food is worth an exploratory peck.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

BBC News

Rival US senators film survival show

Used to navigating the metaphorical shark-infested waters of Washington DC politics, the two men will encounter real life predators as they work together to stave off hunger and thirst. As Congress' overall approval ratings sink to all-time lows ahead of the November mid-term elections, Matthew Baum, professor of global communications and public policy at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, says this type of spectacle was inevitable.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Nat Nakasa reburied

Anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa was reburied in Durban's Chesterville on Saturday, some 49 years after he was buried in a New York cemetery. His reburial - described by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa as closing a tragic chapter of South Africa's history was preceded by a memorial service attended by hundreds in the Durban City Hall and a procession of his coffin through Chesterville.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Cambridge, MA

Medical News Today

Social relationship status 'may influence perceptions of facial animacy'

Those of you who have seen the movie Cast Away will be familiar with Tom Hanks' character, Chuck, who becomes marooned on an island for 5 years after a plane crash. Alone and fighting for survival, Chuck finds a Wilson volleyball that he paints a face on and talks to as if it is his friend.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Tom Hanks, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Health

Herald Gazette

Camden Conference co-presents CIFF film

In anticipation of the 28th annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, Camden Conference will co-present the Camden International Film Festival screening of "The Notorious Mr. Bout" Friday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayview Street Cinema.


Related Topix: California

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Top school to provide lessons in true grit: A 34,000-a-year college ...

Top school to provide lessons in true grit: A 34,000-a-year college to teach pupils how to deal with setbacks A leading public school is to give pupils lessons in 'grit' to help them emulate children in high-performing East Asian nations such as Singapore. Wellington College will encourage youngsters to adopt beliefs more commonly associated with so-called 'tiger mothers' - that ability is not fixed and hard work will eventually pay off.


Related Topix: Berkshire County, England, United Kingdom


Harvard team develops soft robot that stands up and walks on its own

Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether. The four-legged robot can literally stand up and walk away from the people who built it.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Groton Landmark

Groton adults go 'back to school'

Now that the kids are back to school, it's time for the older generation to keep its learning skills sharp. Beginning this month, there are nine new seminars offered through the Life Long Learning Program at the Groton Public Library.


Related Topix: Family, Kids


Arrests made in attack on Malala

Malala Yousafzai, 16, poses for a photo in London on October 3. She stared death in the face in 2012 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her way home from school in Pakistan. Since then, she has become a global voice for girls' education in Pakistan.


Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, World News, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom, West Midlands County, England, Activism, Cambridge, MA

Real Simple

Illustration: woman pulling large dog down street

When they're trying to change someone's mind, people often assert their position and then dig in. I think it's better to backpedal a bit first and pose open-ended questions.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA


Venezuela's Maduro vows legal action against Harvard professor

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for legal action against a former government official who now teaches at Harvard University and wrote an opinion piece that contributed to a fall in the nation's bond prices earlier this week. Ricardo Hausmann, a Venezuelan planning minister in the 1990s, wrote that Venezuela was in arrears across various sectors of the economy and had "defaulted" on its people.


The Lantern

Ohio State drops two spots in college rankings

Ohio State dropped two spots over the course of the year - to No. 54 from No. 52 - in the "U.S. News & World Report" annual rankings of national best colleges.


Related Topix: George Washington University, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, Tulane University, Princeton University

Asian Correspondent

Hong Kong tycoons go Ivy with $350m Harvard 'gift'

Record-setting Chan brothers' donation underscores Chinese influence and Hong Kong's double-standard for the rich, reports Asia Sentinel Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines with their record-breaking US$350 million donation to Harvard University's School of Public Health. The gift is from the Morningside Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the brothers' corporate empire.


Related Topix: University of Southern California