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No Cancer Left Behind

A $15 million gift to Harvard Medical School from the Bertarelli Foundation is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers. Nine teams across the school and its affiliated hospitals describe their efforts to illuminate understudied...
6-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Identifies Concerning Delays in TB Diagnoses in the United States

Most delays ranged between 10 and 45 days, with a median of 24 days, after a visit to a doctor, which exceeds current World Health Organization recommendations of diagnosing and treating TB within two to three weeks of symptom onset Delays were...
22-Mar-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Primary Care Physicians Could Mean Gains in Life Expectancy, Fewer Deaths

New study quantifies the effects of increasing the number of primary care physicians in areas with physician shortages Increasing the number of primary care physicians in such regions could boost population life expectancy More primary care...
17-Mar-2021 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows How Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 Allow the Virus to Evade Immune System Defenses

Research reveals how mutated SARS-CoV-2 evades immune system defenses In lab-dish experiments, the mutant virus escaped antibodies from the plasma of COVID-19 survivors as well as pharmaceutical-grade antibodies Mutations arose in an...
16-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Intelligent Medicine

Leaders in biomedical informatics and medicine discuss ways to optimize the integration of AI in clinical medicine
12-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Origins of Disease

Since the beginning of the pandemic, once-esoteric scientific terms have become common parlance—spike protein, PCR, mRNA. Pathogenesis is not one of them. Yet, when it comes to understanding COVID-19, this may well be the most important word...
5-Mar-2021 7:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Original Error

Harvard researchers reconstructed the evolutionary history of a mutation that gave rise to cancer decades later in two patients. In a 63-year-old patient, it occurred at around age 19; in a 34-year-old patient, at around age 9.
4-Mar-2021 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in U.S.

New study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large. Researchers modeled the...
11-Feb-2021 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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