Map of the human heart could guide treatments

Highly detailed map of the human heart could guide personalized heart treatments.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-medical-school brigham-and-womens-hospital cardiovascular-disease cells

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms massachusetts-general-hospital mgh benjamin-vakoc light-therapy rajiv-gupta

Machine learning models predict mice lifespan

Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology machine-learning harvard-medical-school blavatnik-institute aging david-sinclair alice-kane michael-schultz

F-1 Doctors help international students to U.S. med schools

A Harvard Medical School student from Tanzania is working to help other international students navigate the process of getting into a U.S. medical school.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell application azan-virji f-1-doctors international-student medical-student zach-zhao

$30M collaboration focuses on therapies for viral infections

Harvard University and AbbVie have announced a $30 million collaborative research alliance to study and develop novel therapies against emergent viral infections, with a focus on those caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school health-medicine coronaviruses abbvie hemorrhagic-fever

MEDscience program finds benefits to videoconferencing approach

Students from as far away as Africa and Asia are benefiting from a COVID-prompted shift online of an HMS program that gives high schoolers a taste of life in the exam room.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell medical-education julie-joyal medscience nancy-oriol remote-learning secondary-education

A closer look at America’s pandemic-fueled anger

The anger you’re seeing in the nation and your neighborhood — call it pandemic rage — is not in your imagination, according to a McLean hospital psychologist, who explains where it comes from and how to fight it.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 14, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell mclean-hospital david-h-rosmarin anger domestic-violence violence

Study finds promising results using acupuncture to treat inflammation

Acupuncture activates inflammation-regulating pathways, tames cytokine storm in mice.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: science-technology inflammation harvard-medical-school hms qiufu-ma acupuncture

Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus test harvard-medical-school health-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health michael-mina center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics paper-strip-test

New treatment for multidrug-resistant TB shows 85% effectiveness

A new drug regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis shows early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort including many with serious comorbidities

Jake Miller • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine partners-in-health mdr-tb bedaquiline delamanid endtb epicentre institute-of-tropical-medicine-in-antwerp interactive-research-development medecins-sans-frontieres multidrug-resistant-tb

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