A large-scale international study uses metagenomics and blood analysis to uncover gut microbes associated with the risks for common illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
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Harvard researchers have unveiled the first stem cell models of human spine development, setting the stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, and Type 2 diabetes.
Jan. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Islet-on-a-chip technology allows clinicians to easily determine the therapeutic value of beta cells for any given patient.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~6 min
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A new meta-analysis shows that people who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence have a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets with lower adherence.
July 22, 2019 • ~3 min
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Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.
April 9, 2019 • ~12 min
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