Using a method originally developed to detect mad cow disease, researchers discovered that a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease.
today • ~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
Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: chemistry broad-institute ragon-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes
The percentage of health spending that went to "orphan drugs" for rare childhood diseases rose 65% in 5 years. Families’ portion rose even faster.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: health-care-costs childrens-health health-and-medicine medications
The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school clea-simon health-medicine paul-farmer massachusetts-consortium-on-pathogen-readiness global-perspectives-on-covid-19 centre-for-the-aids-programme-of-research-in-south-africa fabio-ciceri george-q-daly guangzhou-medical-university mark-elliott megan-murray professor-of-respiratory-medicine salim-abdool-karim san-raffaele-scientific-institute zhong-nanshan
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