Researchers can program a CRISPR enzyme to kill viruses in human cells

Researchers have turned a CRISPR enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.

Karen Zusi • harvard
Oct. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  crispr  ebola  rna  virus  broad-institute-of-mit-and-harvard  carver  cas13-enzyme  cas13-assisted-restriction-of-viral-expression-and-readout  flu  rna-based-viruses  sherlock  zika

Harvard researchers explore correlation between trust in leaders and combating Ebola

A new survey by Harvard researchers shows that trust in leaders and institutions are at a low ebb in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, highlighting the importance of gaining trust as part of the response to the growing Ebola epidemic there.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 5, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  global-health  ebola  epidemic  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  harvard-humanitarian-initiative  vaccine  patrick-vinck  phuong-pham  trust  democratic-republic-of-the-congo

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