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New technique opens the door to treating genetic forms of hearing loss

Using a new genetic engineering technique, known as base editing, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have restored hearing in mice with a known recessive genetic mutation.
Tags: Health, Harvard, Boston Children s Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT


One way to change the startup equation: make wider access to capital mandatory

As protests continue across the U.S. and beyond, there has been chatter this week in Silicon Valley and the venture industry more broadly about race and which venture firms have done a better job of diversifying their ranks and founder bets. There have been mea culpas, promises by firms to hold themselves more accountable, vows to “listen and learn.” SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz have even announced new funds to invest in startups led by founders of color. It’s heartening to see, but these ef...
Tags: Stanford, Softbank, Tech, Harvard, Yale, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Princeton, California Public Employees Retirement System, Harvard Business School, Paul Gompers


For more equitable startup funding, the “money behind the money” needs to be accountable, too

As protests continue across the U.S. and beyond, there has been chatter this week in Silicon Valley and the venture industry more broadly about race and which venture firms have done a better job of diversifying their ranks and founder bets. There have been mea culpas, promises by firms to hold themselves more accountable, vows to “listen and learn.” SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz have even announced new funds to invest in startups led by founders of color. It’s heartening to see, but these ef...
Tags: Stanford, Softbank, Tech, Harvard, Yale, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Princeton, California Public Employees Retirement System, Harvard Business School, Paul Gompers


University entrepreneurship — without the university

Eric Tarczynski Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Tarczynski is the Managing Partner at Contrary, a network-driven venture firm backed by founders from Facebook, Tesla, and many others. Across the country, university campuses are in limbo. The California State University system has committed to online classes in Fall 2020. Northeastern University is reopening as normal. UT Austin is taking a hybrid approach: in-person classes ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Y Combinator, Education, Microsoft, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Higher Education, Dartmouth, Reddit, Edtech, Malwarebytes, Steve Huffman


Next-generation cockroach-inspired robot is small but mighty

Dubbed HAMR-JR, this microrobot developed by Harvard researchers is a half-scale version of the cockroach-inspired Harvard Ambulatory Microrobot or HAMR. About the size of a penny, HAMR-JR can perform almost all of the feats of its larger-scale predecessor, making it one of the most dexterous microrobots to date.
Tags: Science, Harvard, Harvard Ambulatory Microrobot


Metasurface opens world of polarization

Harvard researchers have designed a metasurface that can be continuously tuned from linear to elliptical birefringence, opening up the entire space of polarization control with just one device. This single metasurface can operate as many birefringent materials in parallel, enabling more compact polarization manipulation, which could have far-reaching applications in polarization imaging, quantum optics, and other areas.
Tags: Science, Harvard


6 Marketing Skills in the New Decade | How to Stay Relevant

Recent reports have shown that many companies plan to reevaluate their budgets with a focus on eliminating non-business essential marketing. Therein lies the keyword that will guide marketing in the post-COVID era – business essential. It’s proven that in a time of crisis, marketing budgets are first to be axed, and now more than ever, the spotlight is on demonstrating value. To succeed at driving business value and stay relevant, marketers need to upskill and cross-skill. It’s no longer enough ...
Tags: Marketing, Harvard, Storytelling, Pixar, Canva, Marketing Skills, Data Analytics, Technology marketing, Bryan Eisenberg, Power Of Story, Krista Neher, Marketing 2025, Industry Knowledge, Coca Cola Harley Davidson Nike, MarketingProfs Workshop, Industry Knowledge Today


Pop-up Teeth Could Improve the Grip of Any Shoe

Boots with a thick tread are a must-have accessory for safely traversing ice and snow in the winter, but slipping hazards can exist anywhere, especially for people with mobility challenges. Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new material that could radically improve the grip on the bottom of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Shoes, Research, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Grip, Kirigami


Google searches for ‘insomnia’ and ‘can’t sleep’ hit all-time high during lockdown

It seems the coronavirus has upset the sleeping routine of tons of people across the globe — or so Google data suggests. Searches for the terms “insomnia” and “can’t sleep” reached an all-time high in April, according to a Google Trends. The data does not reveal the precise cause for the spike, but the timeline coincides with the height of the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns. Last month, Harvard researchers warned the pandemic could take a toll on a person’s sleeping routine, which in turn could le...
Tags: Google, Startups, Harvard, Harvard Gazette, Shareables


First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss Leadership isn't easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder. Dig deeper. Look in the mirror and own ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Leadership, Instagram, Microsoft, Rome, Harvard, Chase, Silicon Valley, Honeywell, Don, Frei, Dave Cote, Morriss, Frances Frei, Brad Chase


The Morning Watch: Captain America and Iron Man’s Character Arcs, ILM Revisits ‘Empire Strikes Back’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a video compares and contrasts the character arcs of both Iron Man and Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, Industrial Light and Magic takes a look back at Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Ba...
Tags: Movies, America, Harvard, Iron-Man, Conan, Magic, Ilm, Conan O Brien, Bill George, The Empire Strikes Back, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Captain-America, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Industrial Light And Magic, Conan-OBrien


Fears grow of US coronavirus surge from George Floyd protests

* Demonstrators in close proximity, many without masks * Trump under fire as violence flares across America * George Floyd protests: live coverageGovernors, mayors and public health officials across the US are raising fears of a surge in coronavirus cases arising from escalating protests over the death of George Floyd.Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis on Monday during an arrest by four police officers. The killing focused a fierce light on police brutality towards African Americans, and stoked pr...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Minneapolis, White House, New York City, US, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Harvard, Washington Dc, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo


Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum

Exposure notification and contact tracing are two related but distinct measures many public health authorities are either considering or already implementing. Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that we go about tracking the spread of a contagious illness within and between communities is changing very quickly. This presents an opportunity for learning more about the opportunities and challenges presented in extending contact t...
Tags: Health, TC, Technology, Cdc, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Chief executive officer, Tech, Public Health, Harvard, United States, Leader, Director, Randall, New York State


A conservative strategist challenges Harvard. Advocates say a win brings back 'segregation.'

“Every applicant has a different story to tell, and race can be a part of that story. Students deserve the opportunity to be recognized for it,” a graduating Asian American Harvard student told NBC News.
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard Advocates


The secret to trustworthy data strategy

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He’s advocated for data ethics, inclusive urban innovation, and diversity in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and FastCompany. He's helped Fortune 500 companies, governments, and startups with ethical & agile data strategies. He holds a Harvard J.D. & Ph.D. More posts by this contributor As FTC cracks down, data ethi...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Column, Spacex, New York, Microsoft, Tech, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Aig, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, Healthcare, Computing


'It's outrageous': inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking yet frustrating watchIt’s difficult to watch Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a four-hour Netflix series on the now-deceased convicted sex offender without a choking sense of outrage. How many girls had to suffer to get attention? How perversely twisted is the American justice system that a Gatsby-esque billionaire, friends with such powerful figures ...
Tags: New York, Television, Documentary, US news, Mit, Netflix, Harvard, Culture, Television & radio, Bill Clinton, US television, Factual TV, Donald Trump, Rich, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein


'It's outrageous': inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking watchIt’s difficult to watch Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a four-hour Netflix series on the now-deceased convicted sex offender without a choking sense of outrage. How many girls had to suffer to get attention? How perversely twisted is the American justice system that a Gatsby-esque billionaire, friends with such powerful figures as Bill Clinton,...
Tags: New York, London, News, Mit, Fbi, Netflix, Harvard, Bill Clinton, Maxwell, Upper East Side, Annie, Herald, Donald Trump, James Patterson, Oj Simpson, Caribbean


Long-term Perspectives During a Pandemic

Long Conversation speakers (from top left): Stewart Brand, Esther Dyson, David Eagleman, Ping fu, Katherine Fulton, Danny Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Ramez Naam, Alexander Rose, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Bina Venkataraman, and Geoffrey West. On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation¹ featuring members of our board and invited speakers. Over almost five hours of spirited discussion, participants reflected on the current moment, how it fits into ou...
Tags: London, Microsoft, Stanford, India, Future, San Francisco, Cnn, Netflix, Harvard, Long-term Thinking, Vodafone, Donald Trump, New Delhi, Trump, David Eagleman, Peter


LeverEdge wants to get you and your friends a volume discount on student loans

Student loans are both a trillion-dollar debt category and also one of the most popular mini-verticals out there in fintech startup investing right now. There are dozens if not hundreds of companies in the space, and they all mostly do one of two things: either they help students think through their student loan options before choosing one (acting as a financial advisor to avoid mistakes) or they help students after they finish school figure out how to optimize their repayments or acquire loan f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Finance, Funding, Tech, Debt, Earnest, Harvard, Student Loans, SoFi, Global Founders Capital, Agarwal, HBS, Harvard Business School, NFX


A.R.T. Announces Upcoming Virtual Events Featuring Diane Paulus and More

American Repertory Theaterat Harvard University announced upcoming free virtual conversations and events offering audiences opportunities to engage with acclaimed affiliated artists and renowned Harvard scholars, and to honor the moments we would have been together if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Harvard, Diane Paulus, BWW News Desk, American Repertory Theaterat Harvard University


FitzMagic's next role: Tua's FitzMentor in Miami

Ryan Fitzpatrick endured a wild career from Harvard to eight different NFL teams. Now he embarks on a new journey.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Harvard, Miami, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tua


The OGSM template is a secret weapon that helps high performing teams growth

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups. One thing’s consistent: everyone works in teams, and the ultimate success of any organization relies on the overall effectiveness of the teams within it. That’s why universities like Harvard and companies like Google have spent years studying different types...
Tags: Google, Business, Disruption, Entrepreneurship, Harvard, Innovation, Usc, Soren Kaplan, Center for Effective Organizations, Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures template, OGSM model template


Instead of restricting all Americans, reopen society and protect the vulnerable

Americans deserve a memorable Memorial Day weekend. It’s been a long few months since New Years Day — the last non-weekend day off for tens of millions of workers. Policymakers can help give us the holiday we deserve by ending the national grounding and reopening society. Over the last couple of months, the nation has been ravaged by the coronavirus. More than 90,000 Americans are dead and the economy has whipsawed from one of the best to one of the worst on record. The unemployment rate is 14.7...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Cnbc, Alfredo Ortiz, Guest Commentary, Elinore McCance Katz the Trump


Higher COVID-19 fatality rates among urban minorities come down to air pollution

A startling reality has surfaced from the coronavirus health crisis: Pollution has been significantly reduced in recent weeks during the shutdown. Whether in New Delhi, Kansas City, New York, or Beijing, less driving has resulted in cleaner air. Vistas that previously were only foggy images have burst through as crystal clear pictures of what clean air actually looks like. If we thought we were cleaning the air before, we now see we can do better. The fact that reduced driving equates to reduce...
Tags: New York, Milwaukee, New York City, Chicago, Harvard, Beijing, Top Stories, Epa, Kansas City, Environmental Protection Agency, Thought Leadership, Midwest, David VanderGriend, Harvard School of Public Health, Urban Air Initiative, COVID-19


WH Adviser: Unemployment Will Be In Double Digits By November Election

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett shared a grim outlook on unemployment claims by the time of the November election during an interview on CNN Sunday morning. After CNN’s Dana Bash mentioned that the Congressional Budget Office predicted that unemployment could still be at 9% at the end of 2021, she asked Hassett whether it’s possible for the number of unemployment claims to remain in double digits in November. “Yes, I do,” Hassett said, before quickly adding that he thinks “all the s...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Unemployment, Trump, Dana Bash, Congressional Budget Office, Hassett, 2020 Elections, Kevin Hassett, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The untold story of Moderna as the biotech's coronavirus vaccine faces a test that could make it one of the most consequential startups of all time (MRNA)

The biotech Moderna has skyrocketed to global prominence, leading the world's race for a coronavirus vaccine. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech was founded in 2010 with the ambitious goal to develop a new type of medicine. While its platform remains unproven, it is now being tested under the brightest possible spotlight of a pandemic.  Here's the inside story of Moderna's rise, from an offshoot of stem cell research to routinely shattering funding records on its way to biotech's top r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, France, China, US, Trends, Merck, Mit, Harvard, Cambridge, Astrazeneca, Fidelity


America's CDC and 11 States Erroneously Conflated Two Kinds of Coronavirus Tests

America's Center for Disease Control "is conflating viral and antibody tests..." writes the Atlantic, "distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic." Thelasko shared their report: We've learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus. The upshot is that the government'...
Tags: Cdc, America, Tech, Harvard, Atlantic, Center for Disease Control, Harvard Global Health Institute, Jha, Thelasko, Ashish Jha, COVID, K T Li Professor of Global Health


‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Opens for Business on Netflix This July

The Kissing Booth 2 is opening up for business this summer. Netflix has set the release date for the sequel to its inexplicably popular teen rom-com hit The Kissing Booth, which hit the streaming service in 2018 at the height of its romantic-comedy explosion. The Kissing Booth 2 brings back Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney for more romantic mishaps and heartbreaks. The Kissing Booth 2 Release Date Joey King hosted a livestream Thursday announcing the summer release date of The...
Tags: Movies, Noah, Netflix, Harvard, Elle, Joey King, Joel Courtney, The Kissing Booth, Kissing Booth, Elle Evans Joey King, Lee Joel Courtney, Beth Reekles, Vince Marcello, The Kissing Booth 2, Marco Taylor Perez, Joey King Jacob Elordi


5 Mental Money Traps to Avoid for a Solid Financial Future

Imagine that you are shopping for a used car and see a nice one on the lot. After negotiating back and forth with the salesman, you manage to agree on a price that’s several thousand dollars less than the list price. I bet you would sign the title feeling like you got a great deal. Now imagine if the list price was a few thousand dollars lower to begin with, but the salesman refuses to negotiate. You end up paying the same price, but the feelings you have about the purchase is probably quite a b...
Tags: Marketing, Harvard, Money Management, Money Beliefs, Money Stories, Mental Money Traps, Real Value of Bundles


Reversal of Premature Aging

Harvard researchers identified several small molecules that appear to reverse cellular aging in premature aging disease. Small-Molecule PAPD5 Inhibitors Restore Telomerase Activity in Patient Stem... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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