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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A new study shows that people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~4 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
A new study has found that children infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 were shown to have a significantly higher level of virus in their airways than hospitalized adults in ICUs for COVID-19 treatment.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: children covid-19 basic-research health-medicine massachusetts-general-hospital sars-cov-2
Researchers deploying a smartphone app to 2.6 million users have determined that the loss of smell and taste are most predictive symptoms of COVID-19.
June 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell massachusetts-general-hospital smartphone-app andrew-chan symptom
Wilderness medicine fellows were among those whose attention has been turned homeward, where they’re pitching in to fight COVID-19 in the ER.
May 6, 2020 • ~12 min
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Harvard experts suggest using creativity and looking out for others as ways to get over our own loneliness as keeping socially distanced grinds on.
May 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Urgent-care physician Anita Chary has turned her attention to treating those suffering from COVID-19 in recent weeks.
April 29, 2020 • ~14 min
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A top emergency-preparedness official with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital says recent modeling shows social distancing is working to flatten the curve.
April 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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Harvard and EdX, the virtual learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, announced the launch of a free online course designed to train frontline medical professionals to operate the mechanical ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 patients.
April 9, 2020 • ~11 min
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