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Circadian misalignment helps explain higher cardiovascular risk in shift workers

Overlooked portion of cell “death receptor” critical in some cancers, autoimmune diseases

Brain's 'amplifier' compensates for inner ear damage but does not recover speech intelligibility

Meeting patients where they live is key to providing better health for vulnerable populations

Findings confirm sugar's role in helping cancers survive by changing cellular architecture

HMS in the News

February 8, 2016

John Wyatt, whose retinal implant research aimed to restore sight to those diagnosed with macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa died Feb. 3. Joseph Rizzo (Mass Eye & Ear), who worked with Wyatt to launch the Boston Retinal Implant Project, is quoted. 

February 8, 2016

In the last two days before dying, many hospice patients cared for at home or in a nursing home were not seen by a doctor, nurse or social worker, a new study finds. Alexi Wright (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

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