More than one-third of the U.S. population is made up of individuals with recent ancestors from multiple continents. A new genetics tool helps uncover disease-associated gene variants in these individuals.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~5 min
A national survey finds that four-fifths of physicians believe that significant disabilities are associated with worse quality of life, which may have dangerous implications for the quality of health care patients with disability receive.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~5 min
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.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~6 min
A biology-based mathematical model indicates why COVID-19 outcomes vary widely and how therapy can be tailored to match the needs of specific patient groups.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~6 min
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.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~3 min
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers examined six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique and found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain as patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
A new study describes how a 12-minute burst of cardio exercise impacted more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked key bodily functions such as insulin resistance, oxidative stress, vascular reactivity, inflammation, and longevity.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
A new study shows that people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~4 min
MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min