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

Researchers create first logical quantum processor

Key step toward reliable, game-changing quantum computing.

Anne J. Manning • harvard
Dec. 8, 2023 ~6 min

How serious is FDA warning about revolutionary blood-cancer treatment?

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher details promise, peril of CAR T-cell therapy, which enlists body’s immune system to fight disease.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 7, 2023 ~10 min

Don’t need high cholesterol to benefit from statins

New studies provide additional context to debate about whether there are benefits to initiating statin use in people who don’t already have high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease.

Miles Martin • harvard
Dec. 6, 2023 ~5 min

Scorecard reveals risk of dementia, stroke

Researchers develop 12-step list to gauge how modifiable behaviors — physical, lifestyle, and social — affect stroke, dementia risk.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 1, 2023 ~5 min