Harvard Professor Reisa Sperling is among those slated to receive $70 million in NIH funding over five years to launch the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium, which will accelerate and expand the disease’s therapeutic research.
When fill-in physicians take over care in hospitals temporarily, mortality levels remain stable, a new study says.
A new Harvard study shows people who end up in the hospital due to an opioid-related condition are four times more likely to die now than they were in 2000.
Surgeons at MassGeneral Hospital for Children faced a wrenching decision in a procedure to separate twins conjoined at the abdomen and pelvis.
McLean Hospital researchers have found energy dysfunction in the cells of late-onset Alzheimer’s patients, which may be a piece of the disease’s complex puzzle.
Nobody enters a Ph.D. program to earn money. Students have long known that preparing for a career in research or academia often means trading financial ...
A new study finds that physical activity has an even larger health benefit than thought in reducing the risk of death in women.
Two Harvard Law clinicians and four students took part in negotiating the treaty banning nuclear weapons as partners of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which recently received the Nobel Peace Prize.
The U.S. needs to remain an active leader in addressing global health problems both for its own sake and for that of populations around the world.
Harvard Museum of Natural History brings art and science together as two Harvard scientists capture the “invisible,” and stunningly beautiful, life force that is everywhere: microbes.
Systems aren’t sexy, but they save lives, says Harvard Medical School Professor and author Atul Gawande during HUBweek events in Boston.
A study by BIDMC has found that long-standing concerns on the effects of epidurals on the second stage of labor may be misguided and out of date.
Gov. Charlie Baker joined HMS faculty members in discussing the opioid crisis and the role physician education must play in fighting it.
Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color to tell an athlete if she is dehydrated or a diabetic if his blood sugar rises.
New research from faculty at Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School finds that a majority of college freshmen believe others have more friends than they do, when they often don’t.
Harvard doctor Bertram Zarins recalls watching copters being pushed off his ship, operating on some of the last people to leave Vietnam as Saigon fell.
Study finds guardian gene that protects against Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota.
New research from Harvard Medical School casts doubt on the prevailing model of memory formation, suggesting that the brain may be far more flexible.
Jonny Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate and former Navy SEAL, has been selected to join NASA’s next astronaut class.
Harvard neurologist Howard Weiner is winning praise as a film director for his feature “The Last Poker Game.”
When working stem cells within the intestine are depleted, some types of mature cells can transform themselves into stem cells, replenishing the population.
CRISPR system-based technology enables the chronological recording of digital information, turning living cells into a biological hard drive that can record information.
A new Harvard Medical School study shows how malfunctioning RNA may lead to ALS and a form of dementia.
Sixty Harvard Heroes, exceptional employees from across the University, on Monday basked in the applause of hundreds of colleagues, friends, and family members who gathered to recognize their achievements.
Harvard-affiliated diabetes specialists are calling for fruit juice to be cut from the federal WIC supplemental nutrition program for low-income families.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,066 degrees and certificates.
New findings from the lab of Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley suggest a path for creating immune-matched blood cells, derived from patients’ own cells, for treatment purposes.
Interview with Professor Pamela Silver as part of the Experience series.
New research is following clues that the protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease is actually an infection fighter, and that the brain plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s-related dementia are, in many cases, a response to infection.
Eight Harvard faculty elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Research suggests that genetic sequencing technologies should be used to screen for mutated cells in stem cell cultures, so they can be excluded from scientific experiments and clinical therapies.
Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research, which operates within Hebrew Senior Life, the only senior health care and housing organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, have studied how to prevent falls, a leading cause of preventable death among older adults.
Scientists studying stem cell and regenerative biology are probing the secrets of aging, examining both whether decline is inevitable and how to fight the diseases that multiply with time.
For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been producing data and lessons on how to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration, and greater susceptibility to cancer. Experiments in mice suggest a way to thwart DNA damage.
On Match Day 2017, more than 150 Harvard Medical School students learned where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training.
A new study led by Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers examines the impact of individual physicians’ spending patterns on patient outcomes.
The Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genome Project are collaborating with Lumos Labs, the makers of Lumosity, to investigate the relationship between genetics and memory, attention, and reaction speed.
Psychiatrist Jeff Huff is leading an MGH effort to determine whether positive thinking can promote better health.
Researchers find vitamin D helps the body fight acute respiratory infection.
A study by Harvard Medical School faculty members at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is exploring the health benefits of cocoa in a massive, 18,000-person study that may provide answers hinted at in smaller studies.
The Gazette speaks with the Medical School's Staci Gruber, who thinks that state marijuana legalization policy has run ahead of science.
A Wintersession course studied compassion and suffering through the lenses of dance, music, and science.
Harvard Medical School scientists and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital have partly restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. The new approach overcomes a longstanding barrier to gene therapy for inherited and acquired deafness.
A new study out of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests that precision medicine can provide vital care in treatment and diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors.
A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center examines the neuroanatomy behind delusional misidentification syndromes.
Harvard Medical School geneticist Stephen Elledge won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for unraveling the mechanism by which cells sense DNA damage and initiate self-repair.
Physicians share how music shapes their lives and impacts their practice when working with patients and even in the operating room.
The future of visual and augmented reality was the theme of a HUBweek event that attracted students, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and software developers for an afternoon of demonstrations and discussions.
A gene therapy trial points to a healthier future for a young patient suffering from a rare immune disease.