Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Neuroscience

Cellular connections found between nervous and immune systems

The nervous and immune systems have long been thought to be separate entities in the body, but new research has uncovered a direct cellular interaction between the two. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute ...

Oncology & Cancer

Map shows how cancer cells spread through the body

The vast majority of cancer deaths are attributed to metastasis, or the spread of tumors from one organ to another. Determining if a cancer will metastasize has been all but impossible, but if it does, it becomes more difficult ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a lung injury study helped inspire new COVID-19 drug trials

When Anna Greka, an institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, volunteered to help care for patients with COVID-19 at the peak of Boston's springtime surge, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Single-cell study of Ebola highlights virus's lethal maneuvers

Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest pathogens, and scientists now report new details of how the virus alters the host immune response for its own benefit during infection. In a study published today in Cell, the researchers ...

Neuroscience

New neuron type discovered only in primate brains

Neuropsychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and autism are a complex interplay of brain chemicals, environment, and genetics that requires careful study to understand the root causes. Scientists have traditionally relied ...

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