Performance-enhancing bacteria found in the human microbiome

A single microbe accumulating in the microbiome of elite athletes can enhance exercise performance in mice, paving the way to highly validated performance-enhancing probiotics.

Benjamin Boettner | June 24, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aleksandar-kostic athletes boston-marathon george-church harvard-medical-school jacob-luber jonathan-scheiman joslin-diabetes-center-in-boston lactate performance-enhancing-bacteria probiotics propionate theodore-chavkin v-atypica veillonella wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering

Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

A half-day conference at Harvard Business School examined the growing promise of research on aging and the potential of now-experimental interventions to one day ease the burdens of infirmity.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 6, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell caremore-health george-church harvard-business-school harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health national-institute-on-aging office-of-technology-development richard-hodes sachin-jain

Harvard researchers share views on future, ethics of gene editing

Harvard researchers and others share their views on the issues involved in gene editing.

Mary Todd Bergman | Jan. 9, 2019 | harvard
~22 mins   

Tags: health-medicine science-technology feng-zhang gene-editing george-church george-q-daley he-jiankui i-glenn-cohen kevin-eggan mary-todd-bergman richard-hamermesh robert-truog sheila-jasanoff

Harvard researchers share views on future, ethics of gene editing

Harvard researchers and others share their views on the issues involved in gene editing.

Mary Todd Bergman | Jan. 9, 2019 | harvard
~22 mins   

Tags: health-medicine science-technology feng-zhang gene-editing george-church george-q-daley he-jiankui i-glenn-cohen kevin-eggan mary-todd-bergman richard-hamermesh robert-truog sheila-jasanoff

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