Chan School event seeks way forward for long COVID patients

Long COVID’s laundry list of ills include skepticism and doubt often conveyed in the doctors’ office.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 19, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard welcomes Elizabeth Kolbert for climate talk

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert and Planetary Health Alliance Director Samuel Myers discussed whether humans can save the Earth during a “Weather Reports” panel hosted by the Harvard Divinity School.

Clea Simon • harvard
Nov. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Alcoholism treatment drug shows potential with COVID-19

New research points to a well-known and widely available drug called disulfiram (marketed as Antabuse) as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Catherine Caruso • harvard
Nov. 17, 2021 ~6 min

Engineer outlines ‘Biofabrication’ in Harvard talk

The author and MIT professor Ritu Raman discussed the promise and ethical challenges of a lab-shaped future.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Nov. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Scientists identify HIV patient whose body rids itself of virus

Scientists have identified the second untreated person living with HIV who shows no evidence of intact HIV genomes indicating that her immune system may have eliminated the HIV reservoir.

Rachel Leeson • harvard
Nov. 16, 2021 ~4 min

Harvard expert considers the literary merit of AI

In considering whether a robot could write a work of fiction, the computer science Krzysztof Gajos says it depends—trashy novel or a good one?

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 15, 2021 ~5 min

AI-based method predicts risk of atrial fibrillation

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based method to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation within the next five years based on results from electrocardiograms.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
Nov. 15, 2021 ~4 min

New program deciphers genetic code of genome sequences

Harvard researcher develops program to read any genome sequence and decipher its genetic code.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 15, 2021 ~5 min

Less sodium, more potassium lowers risk of cardiovascular disease

With a new level of accuracy, research has shown that a decrease in sodium and an increase in potassium may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nicole Rura • harvard
Nov. 13, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard researcher turns to chess for insights on brain health

With impact of mental activity unclear, Chan School’s David Canning will mine federation’s database and track cognitive performance of 200 players.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 12, 2021 ~8 min