Study offers new clues about what causes persistent itch

Insights at the intersection of the nervous, immune systems point to the culprit.

Hayley Bridger • harvard
April 2, 2021 ~6 min

Personalized melanoma vaccines show lasting effects

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions have shown that a personalized cancer vaccine that is specific to an individual’s tumor has lasting effects, detecting vaccine-related immune system changes years after the vaccine was given.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 1, 2021 ~12 min

Researchers discover how chronic stress leads to hair loss

A Harvard study has confirmed that stress can lead to hair loss.

Jessica Lau • harvard
March 31, 2021 ~8 min

Harvard panel looks for way forward on climate change

If the causes and problems of climate change are entwined, then the solutions must be as well, according to an online panel of Harvard faculty.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 26, 2021 ~6 min

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

New study provides insights on how stress-related brain activity can temporarily damage the heart.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
March 26, 2021 ~3 min

Study shows COVID-19 vaccinated mothers pass antibodies to newborns

Pregnant women show robust immune response to COVID vaccines, pass antibodies to newborns.

Julie Cunningham • harvard
March 25, 2021 ~4 min

For first time, images capture black hole’s magnetic fields

Images released by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration reveal how the black hole, some 55 million light-years away, appears in polarized light.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 24, 2021 ~6 min

$1 spent manufacturing COVID vaccine reaps $5 in global benefits

A $25 billion investment in global vaccines would bring a five-to-one economic return and save many lives, according to Rebecca Weintraub, an HMS global health expert.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 23, 2021 ~14 min

Wyss researchers plant the seed for DNA nanoconstructs

A concept for seeded all-or-nothing assembly of micron-scale DNA nanostructures that could extend nanofabrication capabilities and enable creation of highly specific diagnostics.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
March 23, 2021 ~11 min

New study shows that diet has major impact on gut biomes

New study shows that environmental factors such as diet make major impacts in the gut microbiome.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 23, 2021 ~6 min