NEW  YORK, Nov. 7 – Glycominds of Israel has raised $7.1 million in a private financing round, the company said.

The company, which is developing technologies for analyzing the interactions between complex carbohydrates, or glycans, received the funding from Israel's Millennium Materials Technologies Fund, Schott Glas, a German manufacturer of special materials, and other undisclosed venture capital funds.

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Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

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