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Harvard specialist focuses on opioid crisis as U.S. life expectancy drops

GAZETTE: Do you see the overdose epidemic continuing? McHUGH: It’s hard to say. Unfortunately, last year’s increase of 9.6 percent suggests that the efforts that are now ongoing — and there’s quite a bit of attention on this — are not sufficient. A big part is access to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, which are extremely potent opioids.… Read More »

Harvard neuroscientist Paola Arlotta sees disease-fighting potential in brain organoids

To determine whether the cells her lab was growing related to those of the human brain, Arlotta turned to Lichtman, who for many years had been able to look at the organ in super-high resolution. The goal was to identify protrusions on nerve cells called dendritic spines, where the synapses form that connect one cell… Read More »

A $200M pledge to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A foundation headed by philanthropist and businessman Len Blavatnik has pledged $ 200 million to Harvard Medical School (HMS), its largest gift ever, with the overarching aim of transforming new medical discoveries into patient treatments. The gift, from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, was announced at a scientific symposium at the School on Thursday and was… Read More »