Harvard expert says coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’

Harvard’s Marc Lipsitch said evidence indicates that the international cordon keeping coronavirus cases bottled up in China is a leaky one, and it’s likely that the relative handful of global cases reported so far are undercounted. If true, that will lead to widespread illness internationally, including in the U.S.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 11, 2020 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell basic-research china coronavirus epidemic flu harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch quarantine sars vaccine wuhan

Connecting the dots between climate change and health care

Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 10, 2020 | harvard
~16 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell asthma climate-change clinical-care emergency-room environments-sustainability harvard-medical-school health heat-stroke heat-wave intravenous-fluids massachusetts-general-hospital pollen renee-salas symposium

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 | Oct. 10, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

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

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