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Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women & #39;s researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's one of the only centers certified to offer new approach (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Meeting an Unmet Need: Surgical Implant that Grows with a Child
A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 10, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Congenital Heart Disease Genes Uncovered
Discoveries from “Bench to Bassinet” investigators may help answer parents’ questions about the genetic causes of heart conditions and long-term effects. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Healing and Sealing
New Surgical Sealant Derived from Human Protein Seals Without Sutures (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 4, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Allergic Asthma
Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 28, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Uncovering Why Psoriasis Recurs
Study identifies population of resident T cells that may initiate psoriasis and allow skin lesions to recur after therapy ends (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 25, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Tool Demonstrates High Cost of Lack of Sleep in the Workplace and Calculates Benefit of Sleep Health Education
Fatigue Cost Calculator Developed at Brigham Health introduced at National Safety Council Congress and Expo (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 25, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Insulin Therapy Initially Declined and Delayed by an Average of Two Years
New research by BWH has found 30 percent of type 2 diabetic patients don ’t begin insulin when it’s initially recommended. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Rare Genetic Cause of Peritoneal Mesothelioma Points to Targeted Therapy
Genetic rearrangement in the ALK gene found in young women with mesothelioma may be targetable with FDA-approved drugs. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Genetic Cause Discovered for Photosensitive Blood Disorder
Researchers from BWH have uncovered a new genetic cause for erythropoietic protoporphyria (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Later Circadian Timing of Food Intake Is Associated with Increased Body Fat
BWH investigators examine the relationships between body fat and body mass index, and the timing of food consumption, to time of day and to the body ’s circadian or body clock. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 8, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Later Circadian Timing of Food Intake Is Associated with Increased Body
BWH investigators examine the relationships between body fat and body mass index, and the timing of food consumption, to time of day and to the body ’s circadian or body clock. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 8, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Drugs Targeting the Beta2-Adrenoreceptor Linked to Parkinson ’s Disease
BWH researchers identify drugs to prevent abnormal clumps of alpha-synuclein from forming in the brain (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 31, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Endometriosis Diagnosis
Women in the Nurses ’ Health Study II who breastfed were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 28, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Inflammatory Hypothesis Confirmed: Reducing Inflammation Without Lowering Cholesterol Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Events
Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Cuts Risk of Lung Cancer
Cardiovascular study gives researchers a unique opportunity to explore and disrupt cancer ’s progression. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Population Health Impact of Infants Born Small for Gestational Age in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
Reducing Percentage of Babies Born of Low Birth Weight Could Lower Newborn Deaths (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Online Team-based Game Helps Patients with Diabetes Lower Blood Glucose
Randomized, controlled clinical trial of Veterans with type 2 diabetes finds sustained improvements in glucose control. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 8, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Clues about Immune Resolution Identified in Blood
New profiling procedure identifies immunoresolvents in coagulated human blood (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - August 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Welcomes Leader in Orthopaedic Surgery
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital welcomed Richard Wilk, MD, as the chief of the Hip Preservation Service. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Benefits of Continued Statin Use After Adverse Reactions
Patients who continued receiving statin prescriptions had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 24, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Risk Score Can Be Built Into Patients ’ Electronic Health Records
Automatic calculator can be built into EHRs to display kidney disease risk score (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brigham Names New Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Paula Squires, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, will start Oct. 14. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 18, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Improving ICU Care and Communication through Technology Use
Researchers tested a structured& technology-centered program that was focused on team communication& patient engagement (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Approach Shows Promising Results for Stem Cell Based Therapy for Skin-to-Brain Cancer in Preclinical Models
Stem cells loaded with oncolytic viruses target skin cancer metastases in the brain (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 10, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Insights into Why the Immune System Fails to See Cancer
Study explores relationship between how the immune system sees peripheral tissues and cancers. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 29, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Sequencing Healthy Patients Reveals That Many Carry Rare Genetic Disease Risks
First-ever randomized trial examines the impact of whole genome sequencing in healthy primary care patients (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 26, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson ’s disease
New tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Why We Get Diarrhea
Investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea and its role in clearing infections (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drug Associated with Rare, Life-Threatening Outcome
Investigators quantify risk of diabetic ketoacidosis for patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 7, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Building a Better Blood-Brain Barrier Model
“Spheroids” used to mimic the blood-brain barrier (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 6, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study Offers Hard Data on Food Allergies
Investigators have found that 3.6 percent of people had a documented food allergy, with highest rates among females and Asians. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 31, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Connection Sprouts Between Alzheimer ’s Disease and the Immune System
Inhibition of immune molecule complement C3 signaling could offer a new therapeutic strategy for protecting against neurodegeneration. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 31, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New 7 Tesla (7.0T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Arrives
State-of-the-art MRI scanner lowered and moved into imaging suite in the Building for Transformative Medicine at BWH (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Antibody for Fighting Cancer Emerges
Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Opioid Use before Knee Replacement Surgery Results in Worse Pain Outcomes for Patients
According to a new study, patients who took opioids before knee surgery experienced about 9 percent less pain reduction at six months following surgery compared to patients who did not (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 18, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke
Researchers from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital identified a link between elevated levels of beta-2 microglobulin, a protein found on the surface of many cells, and an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

A Path Toward Ending AIDS in the U.S. by 2025
Study models HIV incidence, prevalence and mortality to determine feasible targets for ending the epidemic. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Named Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women ’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Joffe will also be appointed as the Paula A. Johnson Professor in Women ’s Health at (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Ongoing natural selection against damaging genetic mutations in humans
Investigators studied natural selection in humans to understand how the species keeps damaging mutations in check (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 11, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 3 Drugs Found to Have Safety Concerns after FDA Approval
Investigators have found that for drugs approved between 2001 and 2010, nearly 1 in 3 had a postmarket safety event (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

I & #173; & #173; & #173;dentifying Notch Binding Sites and Their Relation to Leukemia Cells
Advancing the understanding of how Notch proteins act to stimulate gene expression (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - May 2, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Wireless Power Can Drive Tiny Electronic Devices in the GI Tract
Using mid-field wireless powering, investigators can transfer power from outside the body to electronics in the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Blood Test May Better Predict Gestational Diabetes
A single measurement of plasma glycated CD59, a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of pregnancy identifies women at risk of gestational diabetes (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 24, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study Shows LGB and Straight Patients Are More Willing To Disclose Sexual Orientation Information Than Providers Expect
New research shows 78 percent of providers expect that patients would refuse to provide sexual orientation information if asked in the emergency setting, but only 10 percent of patients report that they would refuse (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 24, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

A Promising Target for Kidney Fibrosis
Increasing SMOC2 in the kidney helped initiate and continue the progression of kidney fibrosis, while tamping down SMOC2 prevented it (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Few Medicare Patients Take Advantage of Free Annual Wellness Visits
Differences in visit use across the country observed (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Madelyn Pearson, MSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC, will join BWH on June 12, 2017 as chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 11, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Multivitamins Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Regardless of Initial Dietary Intake
investigators examined whether multivitamins might help prevent cardiovascular events among those in the Physicians' Health Study II with less nutritious diets (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 5, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Biological Age-Predicting “Epigenetic Clock” for Studying How to Extend Lifespan
BWH investigators have developed an age-predicting clock designed for studies in mice (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - April 5, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news