Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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Moving from individual to collective healing

Thomas Hübl, “founder of the Academy of Inner Science, will offer a three-part workshop to Harvard faculty and staff to help them cope with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lori Shridhare • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~9 min

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Will there be a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge?

Evidence of a post-Thanksgiving surge should be emerging this week, a Harvard epidemiologist said, advising people who gathered together to get tested or assume they’re infected.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~5 min

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Researchers investigate autism spectrum disorder genes

Scientists applied the “Perturb-Seq” method to study dozens of genes that are associated with autism spectrum disorder, identifying how specific cell types in the developing mouse brain are impacted by mutations.

Jessica Lau • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Reversing glaucoma damage and vision loss

Harvard Medical School scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice.

Ryan Jaslow • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~11 min

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Harvard course takes students to the bottom of the ocean

OEB 119 students are patched in via livestream and a satellite call to a team of researchers leading an exploration on the seafloor.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 1, 2020 ~2 min

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Coated nanoparticles survive immune system and deliver drugs

For the first time in mice, researchers have coated nanoparticles with an ionic liquid that allows the nanoparticles to survive the immune system and deliver drugs to their targeted spot.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Harvard centers and Microsoft collaborate on COVID tracker

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Center for Geographic Analysis worked with Microsoft to create a live tracker that monitors the status of COVID cases, broken down by congressional district, to help officials develop testing and vaccine deployment strategies in their areas.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Nov. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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