Cancer Research UK released a staggering statistic in 2014: 46% of people who have cancer are diagnosed during stages 3 or 4; these late stage diagnoses greatly reduce the chances of survival, as treatment success drops once cancer has progressed to such an advanced stage.Read More
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of leukemia affecting the blood and bone marrow, and has been responsible for 1.8% of cancer deaths in 2016. Because it is so prevalent, many research teams around the world study this disease in search of new treatment methods. One of these research teams, from Harvard University, has joined up with the pharmaceutical company Merck in a $20 million collaboration to develop new therapeutics for leukemia.Read More
Scientists at Harvard Medical have made a recent breakthrough in cancer therapy research with the help of three separate grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling over $1,153,000.Read More
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People with progressive blindness conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa, may see renewed hope for keeping their vision longer thanks to scientists at Harvard Medical School.Read More
Hypothalamic neurons orchestrate many essential physiological and behavioral processes via secreted neuropeptides, and are relevant to human diseases such as obesity, narcolepsy and infertility. A recent collaboration of scientists from New York, Toronto, and Tokyo, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of neurons that help regulate behavioral and basic physiological functions in the human body, such as obesity and hypertension, as well as sleep, mood, and some social disorders.Read More
The Joslin Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes opens at the Longwood Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.
Harvard is still one of the most richly funded research universities in the world. Although much of its available monies come from private foundations and donations, Harvard also draws millions of dollars annually in government sponsored research. The 2014 most recent stats are listed below:
Researchers at Harvard University have recently published the results of a human clinical trial of a therapeutic that could increase the chances of success for blood stem cell transplantation. This will be the first time that the Harvard Stem Cell Institute has brought a discovery from the lab through clinical trials, marking the success of Harvard’s nine year-old goal of conducting groundbreaking research through the institute.
Researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently received $3.5 million in life science funding from the NIH. The grant is called a Transformative Research Award. The NIH’s aim in creating this grant is to fund high-risk, high-reward research. According to News Medical, the NIH funded only 10 of these projects in 2013, one of which is Harvard University’s DNA-based microscopy method of viewing cells.