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Scientists Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss, Eye Damage From Glaucoma in Mice

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals as well as eye damage stemming from with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.
30-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rethinking Race and Kidney Function

Removing race from clinical tools that calculate kidney function could have both advantages and disadvantages for Black patients. Newly diagnosed patients and those whose kidney disease is reclassified as more severe would have greater access to...
2-Dec-2020 7:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ovarian cancer cells cooperate to metastasize

In a study on human ovarian cancer cells transplanted into mice, Harvard Medical School researchers discovered a transient, cooperative interaction between cell subpopulations that allows otherwise nonmetastatic tumor cells to become aggressive and...
18-Nov-2020 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Antiviral Defense From the Gut

Study demonstrates how a subset of common gut bacteria renders mice resistant to viral infections.
16-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study finds that clinicians who prescribe unnecessary antibiotics fuel future antibiotic use

At a glance: • Receipt of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections makes it more likely that patients and their families will seek care and receive antibiotics for future respiratory viral infections. • Antibiotics work against bacteria...
9-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Accelerating the Development of New Medicines

Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School.
29-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Cells Build Organisms

Harvard scientists discovered a key control mechanism that cells use to self-organize in early embryonic development. The findings shed light on a process fundamental to multicellular life and open new avenues for improved tissue and organ...
28-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Highly Detailed Map of the Human Heart Could Guide Personalized Heart Treatments

Scientists have created a detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart to understand how this vital organ functions and to shed light on what goes awry in cardiovascular disease.
23-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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