Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

A new trial at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is aiming to disrupt COVID-19’s attack early in its course by treating patients immediately after symptoms appear with a widely used antiviral drug that, if it works, could be rapidly repurposed to fight the coronavirus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Vaccine protection against COVID-19 related issues

BIDMC-led research team reports vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine proves successful with primates

A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by scientists led by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immunologist.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study showed dramatic drops in hospital visits for heart attacks and stroke, which likely led to uncounted deaths at home during the COVID crisis. Perhaps more troubling is the potential for long-term damage to decades’ work to catch conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

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Harvard medical community steps up to fight pandemic

An outpouring of volunteers and equipment from the Harvard medical community have helped a Harvard hospital testing lab meet COVID’s challenge.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Harvard technology provides early boost to Mass. COVID testing

Aldatu Biosciences, a company born in Harvard’s labs and nurtured in its entrepreneurial ecosystem, helps the region ramp up COVID-19 testing.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 31, 2020 ~9 min

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Collaboration ‘call to duty’ to battle a deadly global threat

Boston-area researchers are collaborating as part of an international partnership working on a response to the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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Professor explores marijuana’s safe use and addiction

With legal marijuana easier to find, a Harvard professor addresses myths and progress finding answers about pot’s health impacts.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 24, 2020 ~17 min

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Fewer Americans getting primary care is raising concerns

A national analysis revealed an alarming decline in primary care use, which is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care. The decline was most pronounced among younger Americans and those without complex medical conditions.

Jake Miller • harvard
Dec. 16, 2019 ~3 min

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