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Aerial view coal power plant station in the morning mist.

Fighting ‘Forever Chemicals’

May 22, 2024 | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health PhD candidate discusses research on PFAS.

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What the Pandemic Is Teaching Us About the Immune System

January 4, 2024 | In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, immunology may be entering a new golden age.

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Harvard Professor Highlights the Importance of Ventilation for “Healthy Buildings”

November 21, 2023 | Joseph Allen talks to CBS News about the importance of healthy buildings.

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A Clue Into Long COVID from Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

September 27, 2023 | Infection with a common cold virus may prime some people to develop the syndrome.

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Virus showing organ Infection from long Covid. 3D illustration of the lungs heart kidneys and the brain inside the virus.

The Most Important Question About Long COVID

August 17, 2023 | And why answering it holds the key to treating and preventing this condition and others like it.

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Communities of Color Disproportionately Exposed to PFAS Pollution in Drinking Water

August 3, 2023 | New study reveals communities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic/Latino residents are more likely to be exposed to PFAS.

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Matthew Sacchet at brain scanner with a Tibetan monk.

Diving into the Deep End of Meditation Research

June 27, 2023 | Five Questions with Matthew Sacchet, who directs MGB’s Meditation Research Program.

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The Triborough Bridge along the East River in New York City with massive air pollution in the sky from wildfires.

In the Thick of it

June 21, 2023 | Scenes of smoke-blanketed Northeast likely to repeat, one expert says. Another offers advice for reducing harm to health.

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