A new trial at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is aiming to disrupt COVID-19’s attack early in its course by treating patients immediately after symptoms appear with a widely used antiviral drug that, if it works, could be rapidly repurposed to fight the coronavirus.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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Controlling a DNA-synthesizing enzyme with photolithographic methods from the computer chip industry facilitates multiplexed writing and storage of digital data in DNA.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: science-technology dna harvard-medical-school george-church wyss-institute
An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
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The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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“Viral history” tool VirScan offers new insights into antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms massachusetts-general-hospital mgh benjamin-vakoc light-therapy rajiv-gupta
Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology machine-learning harvard-medical-school blavatnik-institute aging david-sinclair alice-kane michael-schultz
A Harvard Medical School student from Tanzania is working to help other international students navigate the process of getting into a U.S. medical school.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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Harvard University and AbbVie have announced a $30 million collaborative research alliance to study and develop novel therapies against emergent viral infections, with a focus on those caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
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