Using pre-clinical models for multiple sclerosis and samples from MS patients, a Harvard-affiliated team found evidence that changes in diet and gut flora may influence astrocytes in the brain, and, consequently, neurodegeneration, pointing to potential therapeutic targets.
Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard have developed a workflow that could diagnose a patient with Zika within two to three hours. The goal of developing the low-cost, rapid paper-based diagnostic system for strain-specific detection of the Zika virus is its use in the field to screen blood, urine, or saliva samples.
Author and journalist Michael Pollan has spent a fellowship year at Radcliffe changing directions and focusing on a fresh project, exploring a budding rebirth of psychedelic drugs for medicinal uses.
The Affordable Care Act has narrowed health disparities along class and race lines, but not nearly as much as needed.
A gift from the Lee Kum Kee family in Hong Kong will fund a new Harvard center to study how to increase happiness and, by extension, health.
A Harvard Launch Lab startup headed by a Harvard Business School grad is focusing on the “battle between the ears” to transform people’s bodies, opening another front in the battle against obesity.
Shifts in the medical care field can allow health care providers both to prosper and to serve patients better, speaker tells Harvard Medical School conference.
The amount of vegetation surrounding the homes of women in the United States plays an important role in their mortality rate, according to a new Harvard study.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that income is closely correlated with life expectancy, with the richest Americans living as much as 15 years longer than the poorest — and even the poor living longer in wealthy areas.
Low-income parents face an extra challenge when trying to get their kids to eat healthy: the cost of food wasted if children refuse to eat it.
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Levels of a molecular marker in healthy breast tissue can predict a woman’s risk of getting cancer, according to new research from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Flaminia Catteruccia, an associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, speaks to the Gazette about using genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the Zika virus and other diseases.
Husband and wife Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh have found a home at the Broad Institute to work toward a treatment for her fatal disease.
The Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator will collaborate with Merck to develop small-molecule therapy for the most common form of acute leukemia.
"Standardized patients" are trained actors who role-play the sort of diagnostic puzzles regularly faced by practicing physicians. They interact with students at the Tosteson Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
A study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that moderate alcohol consumption can produce a temporary increase in heart attack and stroke risk.
An analysis of data from two long-term epidemiologic studies has found that regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, an effect that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
A new study out of Harvard Medical School and the National Running Center at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital examined why runners get injured so often.
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who live in high-poverty areas are substantially more likely to suffer early relapse than other patients, according to a new study.
National health insurance is just a first step to solving the divide between America’s well-off healthy and its poorer, sicker people, Harvard analysts say.