Study points to health disparities among former NFL players

Black, other athletes of color report more pain, physical impairment, mood disorders and cognitive problems than white peers.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-medicine athletes athletics sports football nfl

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

Resistant cancer cells can be targeted for elimination

Harvard University researchers have identified a unique characteristic of the resistant cancer cells, which could lead to an inhibitor can be repurposed and combined with chemotherapy to improve patient outcomes.

Jessica Lau • harvard
Aug. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology chemotherapy david-scadden blood-cancer cell-metabolism resistant-cancer-cells

There are 5 easy steps to tame COVID-19, says Fauci

Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top authorities on the coronavirus pandemic, said that simple measures including wearing masks, avoiding bars, and spending time outdoors can tame the pandemic, but only if widely adopted.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health michelle-williams larry-bacow anthony-fauci

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


Arboretum examines climate change’s impact on maple trees

Researchers at Arboretum studying how maple trees are adapting to climate change.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Aug. 5, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: science-technology evolution climate-change environments-sustainability arnold-arboretum research al-kovaleski jake-grossman maples

New England’s trees capturing more carbon, says 25-year study

The rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and 2015, a 25-year study reveals.

Clarisse Hart • harvard
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology climate-change harvard-forest carbon-storing harvard-forest-long-term-ecological-research-site

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