Harvard University

Preoccupied with life

A side effect of the dramatic increase in lifespan over the last century has been the retreat of death from our daily lives. For many of us, that's meant the luxury not to think about mortality until we have ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Experts discuss communications gap on vaccines

The number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children is on the rise, and with it the incidence of preventable diseases such as measles. The health community could reverse the trend by doing a better ...

Sep 17, 2014
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A non-toxic strategy to treat leukemia

A study comparing how blood stem cells and leukemia cells consume nutrients found that cancer cells are far less tolerant to shifts in their energy supply than their normal counterparts. The results suggest ...

Sep 11, 2014
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Ebola's ripple effects

The race to stamp out West Africa's Ebola epidemic is not just about saving lives. It's also about stemming an assault on society that could include food shortages and mass migration, morphing from a medical ...

Sep 11, 2014
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