In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older populations

Alice McCarthy
March 13, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins

Tags: health-medicine adjuvants basic-research coronavirus covid-19 elderly engineering harvard-medical-school immune-system precision-vaccines-program vaccine


Study connects specific genes with defective social behavior

Researchers use zebrafish to explore the connection between specific genetic mutations and group behavior.

Jessica Lau
March 13, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins

Tags: science-technology basic-research imaging neuroscience social-behavior

Personalized blood biopsies may provide signal of cancer recurrence

Researchers have designed personalized blood biopsies that offer the potential of an early warning signal of breast cancer recurrence.

Karen Zusi
March 13, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins

Tags: science-technology basic-research blood-biopsies breast-cancer broad-institute-of-mit-and-harvard dana-farber-cancer-institute gerstner-center-for-cancer-diagnostics tumor-mutations

Disaster expert outlines how first responders will handle COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell
March 12, 2020 | harvard

~10 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 emergency-room ems first-responder harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital pandemic paul-biddinger personal-protective-equipment

Public urged to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests

Harvard epidemiologist says U.S. needs to dramatically increase testing and social distancing, adding to the closings, cancellations, and shifts online.

Alvin Powell
March 11, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins

Tags: health-medicine containment alvin-powell center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics coronavirus covid-19 epidemic harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch

Review finds AA performs well, reduces health care costs

Researchers have found that Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step treatments lessen addiction severity as effectively as other treatments, while reducing health care costs.

Harvard Gazette
March 11, 2020 | harvard

~4 mins

Tags: health-medicine 12-step-programs aa alcohol-use-disorder alcoholics-anonymous alcoholism basic-research cochrane-database-of-systematic-reviews massachusetts-general-hospitals-recovery-research-institute remission

Doctors try to safeguard nursing home patients from COVID-19

Harvard-affiliated doctors try to safeguard nursing-home patients from COVID-19 by reducing number of visitors, adding health screenings.

Alvin Powell
March 10, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell basic-research coronavirus covid-19 elderly harvard-medical-school hebrew-seniorlife helen-chen nursing-home senior

MGH Wellman Center physicians bring treatment to Armenia

Lilit Garibyan has brought her medical skills back to her native Armenia, decades after her family fled during war with neighboring Azerbaijan.

Alvin Powell
March 6, 2020 | harvard

~12 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell armenia armenian-american-wellness-center basic-research harvard-medical-school hemangioma lilit-garibyan massachusetts-general-hospital port-wine-stain richard-rox-anderson wellman-center-for-photomedicine

NIH-funded i3 Center formed to advance cancer immunotherapy

Harvard’s Wyss Institute will collaborate with other institutions to form the i3 Center where cancer immunologists and biological engineers will develop new biomaterials-based approaches to enable anti-cancer immune-therapies for therapy-resistant cancers.

Benjamin Boettner
March 6, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins

Tags: science-technology basic-research engineering harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences-dana-farber-cancer-institute harvards-department-of-stem-cell-and-regenerative-biology i3-center immune-therapies immuno-engineering-to-improve-immunotherapy-i3-center therapy-resistant-cancers wyss-institute-of-biologically-inspired-engineering-at-harvard-university

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