Taxes on sugary drinks are potentially effective tools to fight the obesity epidemic and advocates are drawing lessons from the long battle against tobacco as they plot what they know will be a tough road ahead.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: biotechnology diabetes obesity basic-research health-medicine alvin-powell sugar-sweetened-beverages petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy harvard-law-school and-bioethics-emily-broad-leib carmel-shachar harvard-medical-school-center-for-bioethics soda soda-tax steven-gortmaker
Islet-on-a-chip technology allows clinicians to easily determine the therapeutic value of beta cells for any given patient.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology biotechnology diabetes type-2-diabetes basic-research otd douglas-a-melton organ-on-a-chip
Understanding how DNA and proteins interact — or fail to — could help answer fundamental biological questions about human health and disease.
July 19, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology dna chemistry biotechnology optics nanotechnology nature microscopy biomechanics cell-biology micromachines molecular-biology xiaowei-zhuang
Harvard researchers have devised a time-saving method that makes it possible to speed up the process of profiling gene regulation in tens of thousands of individual human cells in a single day, a development that promises to boost genomics research.
June 27, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology stem-cells biotechnology basic-research data-science single-cell-sequencing epigenomics genomics jason-buenrostro translational-research
Advocates and opponents of medical-aid-in-dying laws, also called physician-assisted death, gathered at Harvard Medical School for a two-day conference organized by the HMS Center for Bioethics.
April 16, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: biotechnology cancer death health-medicine alvin-powell and-bioethics-harvard-medical-school brittany-maynard dan-diaz harvard-center-for-bioethics health-disparities hospice lachlan-forrow marcia-angell medical-aid-in-dying palliative-care petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy physician-assisted-suicide rebecca-brendel terminal-illness timothy-quill
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