MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe

MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms massachusetts-general-hospital mgh benjamin-vakoc light-therapy rajiv-gupta

Study finds promising results using acupuncture to treat inflammation

Acupuncture activates inflammation-regulating pathways, tames cytokine storm in mice.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Aug. 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: science-technology inflammation harvard-medical-school hms qiufu-ma acupuncture

AI researchers share data on how we sort options, make decisions

Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how options are sorted in decision-making.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  brain  ai  basic-research  nature  hms  neurobiology  google  dopamine  cellular-and-molecular-biology  clara-starkweather  deepmind  harvardmit-health-sciences-technology-program  matthew-botvinick  naoshige-uchida

After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, he chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  psychiatry  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  alzheimers  health-care  the-soul-of-care  arthur-kleinman  caregiving  medical-anthropology

Harvard undergrad Michael Chen works at the corner of med and tech

Undergraduate Michael Chen, who created an extraordinary program to help treat TB, also works with a student program to treat ordinary patients.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Aug. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  biology  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  isaac-kohane  michael-chen  tuberculosis  andrew-beam  applied-math  biomedical-informatics-lab  crimson-care-collaborative  maha-farhat  medical-technology  sean-eddy

Harvard scientists uncover key allowing deadly viruses to replicate

Scientists uncover a key mechanism that allows some of the deadliest human RNA viruses to replicate, and it resides in the tail end of the viruses. The findings identify new targets to inhibit viral replication and may inform the development of a new class of antiviral drugs.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  hms  blavatnik-institute  bunyaviruses  jess-pyle  la-crosse-virus  lassa-fever-virus  machupo-virus  rift-valley-fever  rna-virus  sean-pj-whelan

Harvard undergrad’s AI model helps to predict TB resistance

A Harvard undergrad, working with Harvard Medical School scientists, has designed an artificial intelligence model that predicts tuberculosis resistance to 10 most commonly used drugs. The new model outperforms previous machine-learning tools, and incorporating it into clinical tests could dramatically enhance early detection and prompt treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-medical-school  hms  blavatnik-institute  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  massachusetts-general-hospital  mgh  akshith-doddi  analysis-group  andy-beam  bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation  critical-path-institute  drug-resistance  ebiomedicine  gentb  isaac-kohane  jimmy-royer  luca-freschi  marco-schito  masha-farhat  matthew-ezewudo  mdr-tb  michael-chen  tb  tuberculosis  university-of-virginia-school-of-medicine  xdr-tb

Harvard Medical School develops AI to see visual cortex’s preferences

New computer program uses artificial intelligence to determine what visual neurons like to see. The approach could shed light on learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurologic conditions.

Christy Brownlee • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  artificial-intelligence  cell  ai  harvard-medical-school  hms  blavatnik-institute  neurobiology  macaques  margaret-livingstone  will-xiao

Harvard undergrad’s AI model predicts TB resistance

A Harvard undergrad, working with Harvard Medical School scientists, has designed an artificial intelligence model that predicts tuberculosis resistance to 10 most commonly used drugs. The new model outperforms previous machine-learning tools, and incorporating it into clinical tests could dramatically enhance early detection and prompt treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 2, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-medical-school  hms  blavatnik-institute  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  massachusetts-general-hospital  mgh  akshith-doddi  analysis-group  andy-beam  bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation  critical-path-institute  drug-resistance  ebiomedicine  gentb  isaac-kohane  jimmy-royer  luca-freschi  marco-schito  masha-farhat  matthew-ezewudo  mdr-tb  michael-chen  tb  tuberculosis  university-of-virginia-school-of-medicine  xdr-tb

Harvard geneticist: No population’s DNA is ‘pure’

Geneticist David Reich discusses DNA findings that show how migration shaped Europe and southern Asia, and that “No population is, or ever could be, pure.”

Brett Milano • harvard
Feb. 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  dna  genetics  harvard-medical-school  brett-milano  migration  hms  ancient-humans  david-reich

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