Novel software tool includes diverse ancestry in genetics studies

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.

Anita Slomski • harvard
Feb. 2, 2021 ~5 min

Survey finds doctors have negative perception of patients with disability

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.

Anita Slomski • harvard
Feb. 1, 2021 ~5 min

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

Math model suggests optimal coronavirus treatment strategies

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.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 5, 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

Small study reveals details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients

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.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

12-minute bursts of exercise have bigger impact than thought

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.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 16, 2020 ~4 min

COVID survivors may have four months of protection

A new study shows that people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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

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