Harvard researchers have found evidence that bone marrow transplantation may one day be beneficial to a subset of patients suffering from ALS.
The identification of a molecular compound that combats Huntington’s disease by means of two separate mechanisms may be the watershed moment in the battle against neurodegenerative diseases.
Harvard Professor Charles Lieber and other scientists conducted a study that describes the construction of nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a bionic cardiac patch.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital are looking at new potential avenues for controlling both sepsis and the runaway bacterial infections that provoke it.
A three-decade study conducted by Harvard Chan School lends further support to recent findings on fat intake and long-term health.
Matthew Nock, a psychology professor, talked to the Gazette about a recent federal report showing a sharp rise in suicide in the United States.
Barbara McNeil, health policy expert and longtime faculty member, to serve as interim dean at Harvard Medical School.
An expansive effort by several Harvard-affiliated units and hospitals has created the first cell transplantation center in the Boston area.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have taken the first steps toward developing a treatment that would make bone marrow-blood stem cell transplantation safer.
A new meta-lens works in the visible spectrum, seeing smaller than a wavelength of light. Because of this development, high-efficiency, ultra-flat, or planar, lenses could replace heavy, bulky ones in smart phones, cameras, and telescopes.
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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.