Technology can keep up with COVID variants, say experts

Despite worries that a new coronavirus variant may be able to evade vaccines just being distributed, a Harvard public health expert expressed confidence in the same technology that produced the vaccines in record time.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

Study finds guidelines to reduce heartburn symptoms

A study of diet has found that by adhering to specific guidelines, women can reduce more than one-third of incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.

Malorye Branca • harvard
Jan. 5, 2021 ~3 min

Paul Farmer receives prize for work in public health and human rights

Paul Farmer awarded Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Anthony Fauci offers a timeline for ending COVID-19 pandemic

Anthony Fauci predicted herd immunity by next fall and “normality” by 2021’s end, as long as enough people get vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 10, 2020 ~8 min

How neurons form long-term memories

A Harvard Medical School study in mice reveals how memory neurons reorganize after new experiences.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Researchers study relationship between obesity and cancer

Researchers find that obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells in a battle for fuel in mice.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~10 min

Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Will there be a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge?

Evidence of a post-Thanksgiving surge should be emerging this week, a Harvard epidemiologist said, advising people who gathered together to get tested or assume they’re infected.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Reversing glaucoma damage and vision loss

Harvard Medical School scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice.

Ryan Jaslow • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~11 min

Risks and benefits of an AI revolution in medicine

As part of our series, artificial intelligence is examined through the medical lens. It may lift personalized treatment, fill gaps in access to care, and cut red tape, but risks abound.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 11, 2020 ~32 min

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