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Ending the Pandemic

As scientists forge ahead to piece together a comprehensive profile of the new coronavirus fueling a historic pandemic, they are focusing their efforts on six areas: epidemiology, diagnostics, pathogenesis, clinical disease management, treatment and...
1-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Learning from the Recovered

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are adapting an antibody-detection tool to study the aftermath of infections by the novel coronavirus that is causing the current global pandemic.
26-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Harvard scientists, Chinese colleagues to collaborate on coronavirus research

Harvard University scientists will collaborate with Chinese colleagues to elucidate the basic biology of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting disease, toward new diagnostic tools, vaccine development and antiviral therapies. The...
24-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Right Place, Right Time

Harvard researchers have discovered a new mechanism for how the brain and its arteries communicate to supply blood to areas of heightened neural activity. The findings enable new avenues of study into the role of this process in neurological...
14-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antioxidant Reverses BPA-Induced Fertility Damage in Worms

At a glance: Treatment with a naturally occurring antioxidant, CoQ10, restores many aspects of fertility in C. elegans worms following exposure to BPA. Findings offer possible path toward undoing BPA-induced reproductive harms in people. Although...
5-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists trace the molecular roots of potentially fatal heart condition

At a glance: Research using heart cells from squirrels, mice and people identifies an evolutionary mechanism critical for heart muscle function Gene defect that affects a protein found in the heart muscle interferes with this mechanism to...
22-Jan-2020 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Adrenaline Handbrake

Researchers have solved the long-standing mystery of how adrenaline regulates a key class of membrane proteins that are responsible for initiating the contraction of heart cells. The findings provide a mechanistic description of how adrenaline...
23-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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