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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

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

Paid Medical Malpractice Claims Decrease
Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent. Pediatricians had the largest decline, at 75.8 percent, and cardiologists had the smallest, at 13.5 percent. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

An Intriguing New Gene Candidate in the Search for Alzheimer Disease Therapies
Investigators report the discovery of a new gene that is associated with Tau accumulation (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 24, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Using a Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility
Easy-to-use smartphone app and accessory analyzes sperm concentration and motility with ~98 percent accuracy. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitor Evolocumab Significantly Reduces Adverse Cardiovascular Events When Added to Statin Therapy With No Major Safety Concerns
In patients with cardiovascular disease, evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol by 59 percent and reduced the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes with greater benefit the longer the duration of therapy. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

58 Million Americans are Exposed to Loud, Frequent Noises, Including Firearms, at Work and Home
Study finds substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, frequently occur in occupational and recreational settings (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

58 Million Americans are Exposed to Loud, Frequent Noises,
Study finds substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study details risks of death following ischemic or bleeding events more than one year after coronary stenting
A study by a multi-institutional research team has tracked the long-term incidence of death following ischemic and bleeding events occurring in patients more than one year after placement of a coronary stent. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Putting Autoimmune Disease Genetic Links to the Test
Investigators took approximately 270 genetic loci associated with seven diseases and tried to map them back to causal genes using eQTLs in key immune cells. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

A Breath of Fresh Air for Severe Asthma Research
In-depth study of severe asthma yields new insights into the immunology of the disease with important clinical implications. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 13, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study highlights possible Achilles ’ heel in key immune memory cells
Genes involved in lipid metabolism are highly active in TRM cells, roughly 20- to 30-fold more active than in other types of T-cells (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Exploring a New Complication from an Emergent Tickborne Parasite
Investigating cases of warm-antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (WAHA) in patients after treatments for babesiosis (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Technology Platform Propels the Use of “Organs-On-Chips”
A research team led by BWH has developed a novel technology platform that enables the continuous and automated monitoring of so-called “organs-on-chips”. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 7, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Skin testing, computerized support tool can improve antibiotic use in hospital inpatients
Confirming whether or not a recorded penicillin allergy is real could reduce negative effects of alternate antibiotics (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 6, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Organ-on-a-Chip Model Offers Insights into Premature Aging and Vascular Disease
Progeria-on-a-chip model recapitulates blood vessel dynamics to better understand vascular disease and aging. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 3, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Scientists Unlock Ability to Generate New Sensory Hair Cells
Scientists describe a technique to grow large quantities of inner ear progenitor cells that convert into hair cells. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Clues in tumor genomes help predict patients ’ response to immunotherapy
Rsearchers have uncovered a surprising connection between the abnormalities in the number of chromosomes within a tumor& the tumor ’s response to a key class of cancer drugs, known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Making the Stand-Ins Stand Out In Cancer
Team from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital uses systematic approach to reveal how cancer driver genes can substitute for each other and promote therapeutic resistance (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study sheds light on the biology of progressive form of multiple sclerosis, suggests a new potential path for treatment
A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital (BWH) has revealed how an FDA-approved drug works in the central nervous system in mice to suppress chronic inflammation. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 8, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Novel Tool Informs Women About Elective Egg Freezing
Personalized predictive model offers data-driven guidance for women deciding how many eggs to freeze (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 6, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Stomach Acid Provides Long-Term Power For Ingestible Devices
Researchers develop ingestible prototypes that draw energy from gastric acid, provide power that lasts nearly a week (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 6, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preterm Delivery Linked to Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Later in Life
Compared to full-term births, women who delivered prematurely were at a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 2, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Discovery of New T-Cell Subtype Opens Window on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Finding flows from researchers ’ use of high-tech tools to deeply and efficiently characterize patient cells (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

10,000 Medicare Patients Die In The Seven Days After Discharge From The ED
Heart Attacks Found To Be Most Common Cause (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Research Maps Hallmark of Parkinson ’s Disease to Genetic Risk Factors
Findings bring researchers one-step closer to personalized medicine for Parkinson ’s patients. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - January 26, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Serum MicoRNAs May Serve as Biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers have found that serum microRNAs are linked to MRI findings in the brain and spinal cord in patients with MS. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - January 23, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Genomic Tool for Salamander Biology Could Spur Deeper Understanding of Tissue Regeneration
Researchers have created a catalogue of every active gene in a variety of tissues in the axolotl, a type of salamander known for its striking ability to fully regenerate limbs following amputation. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - January 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Researchers Demonstrate Gene-Editing Technique That Blocks Glioblastoma Growth
Using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system, researchers found that virus-mediated miR-10b gene ablation is a prom (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - January 5, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery
Scientists at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - December 19, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news