Medicine


Medical School Students 'Thrilled' to Receive Residency Placements During Virtual Match Day

On Friday, fourth-year students at Harvard Medical School learned where they will spend the next few years in residency, marking a major milestone in their health care careers. Known as “Match Day,” the annual event is organized by the National Resident Matching Program, and occurs every third Friday in March.


Harvard Researchers Discover Some Cancers May Originate Decades Earlier Than Previously Believed

Some cancers may originate from a harmful mutation several decades before diagnosis, with the cancerous cells multiplying in number over the years without the patient’s knowledge, a new study published by Harvard researchers suggests.


HMS Researchers Use Machine Learning to Recommend Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Harvard Medical School researchers have developed a strategy that uses machine learning to recommend drugs as candidates for clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, according to an article published in Nature Communications last month.


Medical School Professor Tapped As NYC Health Department’s First Chief Medical Officer

Harvard Medical School professor Michelle E. Morse was appointed as the New York City Health Department’s inaugural Chief Medical Officer and as Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness on Feb. 16, per a press release.


Experts Across Disciplines Tackle Racism within Health Care During Virtual Panel

The conversation — moderated by Michelle Morse, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School — was part of the Health Policy and Bioethics Consortia, a monthly series organized by the Medical School and the Law School that brings together experts from separate disciplines to discuss issues relating to biomedical innovation and healthcare delivery.


Reparations for Slavery Could Have Mitigated U.S. Covid Infections, HMS Study Finds

Reparations for descendants of enslaved individuals in the U.S. could have reduced Covid-19 transmission among Black Americans, according to a peer-reviewed study published online last Tuesday by Harvard Medical School researchers.


Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing Secures $76 Million in Funding, Signs Lease

The Massachusetts Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing has obtained $76 million in funding and signed a lease for a 40,000-square foot site in Watertown, Mass. for the manufacturing and innovation of new biotechnologies.


Harvard Researchers Find Mothers Rarely Pass on the COVID-19 Virus or Antibodies to Newborns

Pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during their third trimester are unlikely to pass on the virus or protective antibodies to their newborn, according to two studies by Harvard Medical School researchers published last month.


COVID-19 Vaccine Success Will Depend On Factors Beyond Efficacy Rate, Harvard Medical School Study Finds

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that the success of a COVID-19 vaccine will depend on not only its efficacy, but also the pace at which it is delivered, the severity of the pandemic, and the public’s acceptance of immunization.


Quality of Antibodies May Be Tied to Differing COVID-19 Outcomes, Harvard Researchers Find

For patients with severe COVID-19, the key to survival may depend on the quality, rather than the quantity, of their antibody response and development, a recent study from a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital suggests.


MGH Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence for COVID-19 Prognosis Prediction

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have created a new artificial intelligence-based tool for predicting the prognosis of potential COVID-19 patients.


Fauci Discusses Societal Implications of Pandemic Response in Panel Moderated by HMS Dean

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony S. Fauci and medical anthropologists Jim Y. Kim and Paul Farmer, a professor at the Medical School, discussed the social, political, and public health dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in a panel moderated by HMS Dean George Q. Daley ’82 Monday.


MGH Researchers Find New Tracer Molecule That Could Help Detect Brain Injuries

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital have found a new tracer molecule that could help detect and identify injuries in brain imaging tests, according to a Oct. 22 paper published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism.


Team of Researchers, Including Harvard Affiliates, Analyzes Interplay Between COVID-19 and Cancer

Researchers from Harvard, Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Columbia University Medical Center authored a review compiling over 160 references to analyze the relationship between COVID-19 and cancer.


Extracellular Vesicles Can Heal Cardiac Cells After Oxygen Deprivation, Harvard Researchers Find

Harvard researchers have successfully used a human heart-on-chip to demonstrate that endothelial extracellular vesicles — particles released from cells lining the surface of blood vessels — are able to keep cardiac cells viable both during and after oxygen deprivation due to a heart attack.


Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Researchers Publish ‘Promising’ Interim Results

Researchers at Harvard Medical School teaching hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported encouraging interim results Friday from an early clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Devise Brain Mapping Technique

Harvard Medical School researchers have shown that a new X-ray imaging technique could help construct a comprehensive map of the circuitry of the brain.


Fauci Discusses COVID-19 Response, Vaccine Progress at HMS Grand Rounds

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony S. Fauci discussed COVID-19 vaccine progress and the United States’ response to the pandemic in a talk at the Harvard Medical Grand Rounds on Thursday morning.


Harvard Medical School Professor Burton ‘Bud’ Rose, the ‘Steve Jobs of Medicine,’ Dies at 77

Rose's computerized database of medical information is used by over 1.5 million clinicians worldwide. Aside from his online pursuits, Rose worked as a professor at Harvard Medical School and a nephrologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


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