Tag: Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School’s AI estimates protein structures up to 7 times faster than previous methods

The recipe for proteins — the fundamental building blocks of tissues, muscles, enzymes, and antibodies — is encoded in DNA. It’s these genetic dictionaries that define proteins’ three-dimensional structures and determine their functions, but predicting how their amino acid components will interact is notoriously difficult. DNA only contains information about chains of amino acid residues, […]

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Harvard Medical School’s AI can detect genetic defect that causes some cancers

PARP inhibitors — substances that block certain cellular enzymes — hold promise for cancers caused by defects in homologous recombination (HR), the microscopic machinery that orchestrates repairs of harmful DNA breaks. But they’re underprescribed, because most clinical tests don’t reliably detect HR. Encouragingly, though, scientists at Harvard Medical School have developed an AI screening system […]

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He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research.

For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School […]

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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist

A prominent cardiologist formerly at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston fabricated or falsified data in 31 published studies that should be retracted, officials at the institutions have concluded. The cardiologist, Dr. Piero Anversa, produced research suggesting that damaged heart muscle could be regenerated with stem cells, a type of cell […]

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