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Exploring how ‘forever chemicals’ may harm immune function

Mounting evidence suggests that widely used chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) interfere with immune system function. Experts are concerned that exposure to these chemicals could diminish the immune system’s ability to fight a host of infectious…

A Shot in the Arm

Vaccines are underfunded, understudied, and underappreciated as a vital tool in public health. could COVID-19 be the start of a vaccine renaissance?

We're better off with mRNA vaccines

The technology that is helping us combat COVID-19 is also poised to help us tackle tough infectious and non-infectious diseases. Immunologist Sarah Fortune explains how these vaccines work, and how the mRNA platform could transform the prevention and…

‘An enormous victory for public health’

December 17, 2020—Jaap Goudsmit, adjunct professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases, is chief scientific officer of the Human Immunomics Initiative, a joint project between Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Human Vaccines Project. He is…

Bearing witness

Harvard Chan School scientists at the forefront of the pandemic response share their stories of stress, exhaustion, anger, grief, gratitude, and soul-searching.