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September 15, 2014

There are many kinds of cancer, but treatments have typically combatted them in one way only: by attempting to destroy the cancerous cells. A more recent approach, immunotherapy, co-opts the body’s immune system into attacking and eradicating the tumor. Jerome Groopman, Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article, and William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was quoted. 

September 15, 2014

A MassChallenge finalist says it’s developed the first solar-powered, wearable sun-exposure tracker to improve energy, mood and focus, regulate sleep cycle and monitor ultraviolet light exposure. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Richard Schwartz, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are cofounders of the company that developed the new technology.

September 15, 2014

A recently formalized partnership between Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital will provide free or lower-cost treatment for victims of domestic violence. Tessa Hadlock, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is mentioned.

September 14, 2014

JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in an interview on treating hot flashes.

September 14, 2014

As more patients gain direct access to their electronic health records, some radiologists are leading a push to demystify the medical mumbo jumbo those patients will find there. Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School co-authored an open letter on the topic.

September 14, 2014

Patients are finding out about studies of new cancer medications online, sometimes virtually shopping for trials even before they ask their physician about them. Vikas Sukhatme, Victor J. Aresty Professor  of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

September 14, 2014

A microfluidic device filled with magnetic nanometer-sized beads that bind a plethora of pathogens and toxins was able to clear theseinvaders from the blood of rats with sepsis, improving their outcomes, according to a new research. Donald Ingber, Judah FolkmanProfessor of Vascular Biology in the Department of Pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Wyss Institute, ledthe study. 

September 12, 2014

Some doctor-owned surgery centers may not have all of the emergency equipment a hospital would. Beverly Philip, professor of anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is quoted.


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