Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.
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New quantum-classical algorithm brings nuclear magnetic resonance readings closer to “near-term” quantum computing.
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In a retrospective analysis of U.S. veterans 75 years or older, Harvard researchers found those who were prescribed statins had a 25 percent lower risk of death than their counterparts.
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Urgent-care physician Anita Chary has turned her attention to treating those suffering from COVID-19 in recent weeks.
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Efforts to protect nursing home patients should include moving residents from facilities and increased testing, said Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.
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As the pandemic intensifies, Harvard scientists work to find a treatment.
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Using the tool VirScan, researchers are able to detect antibodies in people’s blood that indicate active and past infections by viruses and bacteria. The goal is to learn how the virus affects the immune system.
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Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID-19 tests and ramp up to tens of thousands given a day, Harvard experts said.
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Natalie Dattilo discusses how the holiday season can trigger the blues — and how to help avoid them.
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The first randomized controlled trial of the home hospital model in the U.S. reports improvements in health care outcomes while reducing costs by 38 percent.
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