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

Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school mit health-medicine beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center sars-cov-2 and-harvard adenovirus-serotype-26 johnson-johnson ragon-institute-of-massachusetts-general-hospital

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

Tags: stroke cancer covid-19 coronavirus harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell heart-attack beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center emergency-room dhruv-kazi

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

Tags: covid-19 health-medicine alvin-powell beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center sars-cov-2 jeffrey-saffitz testing annie-cheng erin-duffy james-kirby jihoon-lim laboratory-technician molecular-diagnostics-lab pathology volunteer

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

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  office-of-technology-development  max-essex  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  aldatu-biosciences  christopher-rowley  david-raiser  grant-zimmerman  i-lab  iain-macleod  isaac-kohlberg  jeffrey-saffitz  pagliuca-harvard-life-lab  pandaa

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

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  china  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  massachusetts-general-hospital  george-daley  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  bruce-walker  virus  vaccine  dan-barouch  david-knipe  guangzhou-institute-of-respiratory-health  mark-namchuk  therapeutics

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

Tags:  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  cannabinoids  cannabis  kevin-hill  legalization  marijuana  schedule-1

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

Tags:  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  jake-miller  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  bruce-landon  david-levine  primary-care

Harvard researchers show how several diets can improve heart health

Researchers applied new techniques to old samples from a 2005 dietary study to show that a focus on eating healthy rather than obsessing over a single nutrient can improve heart health.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 18, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  heart-disease  health  diet  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  c-reactive-protein  high-blood-pressure  omniheart  stephen-juraschek  troponin

Beth Israel researchers uncover anti-cancer drug mechanism — in broccoli

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables have long been thought to be good for you, new research finds a mechanism for its cancer-fighting abilities and points the way to a new anti-cancer drug.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  broccoli  brussels-sprouts  cruciferous-vegetables  i3c  pier-paolo-pandolfi  pten  tumor-suppressor  wwp1

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