A new trial at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is aiming to disrupt COVID-19’s attack early in its course by treating patients immediately after symptoms appear with a widely used antiviral drug that, if it works, could be rapidly repurposed to fight the coronavirus.
yesterday • ~4 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center antiviral nathan-shapiro treat-now
United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.
yesterday • ~8 min
Tags: sustainability covid-19 pandemic supply-chains research community idss center-for-transportation-and-logistics institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop mit-sloan-school-of-management mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing concrete-sustainability-hub
A new COVID test uses gargling with saltwater instead of a stick up your nose. Researchers say initial results are promising.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine medical-tests saliva
MIT conference illustrates technologies developed in response to the pandemic and new opportunities for AI solutions for clinical management.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic health-care disease research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs special-events-and-guest-speakers collaboration biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing j-clinic
Using a method originally developed to detect mad cow disease, researchers discovered that a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: parkinsons-disease aging skin health-and-medicine medical-tests
Even though wait times for COVID test results have dropped in the United States, they still don't come back fast enough to be useful for contact tracing.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: covid-19 united-states featured health-and-medicine medical-tests trends
Controlling a DNA-synthesizing enzyme with photolithographic methods from the computer chip industry facilitates multiplexed writing and storage of digital data in DNA.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: science-technology dna harvard-medical-school george-church wyss-institute
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
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine als massachusetts-general-hospital mgh lou-gehrigs-disease sean-m-healey-amg-center-for-als
Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: history-of-medicine physicians musculoskeletal medical-training medical-schools medical-students musculoskeletal-pain patient-care
What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours
A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: medical-records data-breaches health-data apple-watch fitbit 2020-us-elections privacy-law privacy-rights medical-privacy health-law privacy-policies genetic-databases privacy-laws medical-providers
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