Robotic exosuit gives Parkinson’s patient smoother stride

Researchers used a robotic garment to help a person living with Parkinson’s walk without losing the ability to move their feet, a highly debilitating symptom also known as freezing.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Jan. 5, 2024 ~7 min

Looking for the best low-carb diet? Plant-based wins again.

Researchers found that low-carb diets high in proteins and fats from healthy, plant-based sources were linked with slower long-term weight gain.

Maya Brownstein • harvard
Jan. 5, 2024 ~4 min

Care riskier for patients at private equity hospitals

Study finds a steep decline in quality and safety measures, such as fall and infection hazards, after buyouts.

HMS Communications • harvard
Jan. 2, 2024 ~8 min

What Rochelle Walensky learned

Sees major progress in science since 1918 Spanish flu outbreak, but says complications of politics have plagued every epidemic since.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 21, 2023 ~7 min

Women more likely to suffer drug side effects, but reason may not be biology

Studies debunk prevailing belief, highlight series of gender-based social factors.

Anne J. Manning • harvard
Dec. 20, 2023 ~4 min

Why are Americans so sick? Researchers point to middle grocery aisles.

Why are so many Americans obese and sick? Chan School panelists point to the aisles in the middle of the grocery store.

Anna Lamb • harvard
Dec. 19, 2023 ~5 min

Saving lives in the ICU: Clean teeth

Brigham and Women’s study suggests daily use of a toothbrush lowers risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia, intensive-care mortality.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 19, 2023 ~3 min

What happens in the brain while daydreaming?

Observations in mice hint at the role of daydreams in remodeling the brain.

Catherine Caruso • harvard
Dec. 13, 2023 ~8 min

Demystifying a mammal’s brain, cell by cell

Harvard team's work is part of a national neuroscience study seeking to revolutionize understanding of the human brain.

Anne J. Manning • harvard
Dec. 13, 2023 ~6 min

Gene-editing treatment could replace cholesterol meds

Early stage test shows promise, but cardiologist notes more study needed into longer-term, unintended effects.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 12, 2023 ~10 min