Latest Brigham and Women's Hospital Stories

2014-06-24 12:24:26

Michael Porter of Harvard, Elizabeth Nabel of Brigham & Women's, Kenneth Davis of Mount Sinai, Carl Armato of Novant Health and Esther Dyson of EDVenture Holdings to headline event WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today announced that Michael Porter, world renowned Harvard Business School professor and author of "Redefining Health Care," will deliver the opening keynote address at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference, taking place October 6-8,...

2014-01-08 16:26:02

Adhesive may improve how surgeons treat congenital heart defects and other heart problems BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to...

Severity Of Recovery Affected By Diet Before Surgery
2013-03-21 18:38:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Invasive surgery is, for the body, a particularly traumatic experience. However, for many, the greater trauma occurs during the recovery period immediately following a surgery. This is caused by inflammation of fat tissue, which is always negatively affected during a major surgery. Fat tissue is one of the most dominant components that make up the body. A new study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women´s...

Daily Multivitamins Offer Reduced Risk Of Cancer In Men
2012-10-17 12:17:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know that taking our daily vitamins help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. But did you known that men who take a daily multivitamin can help reduce their risk of cancer? According to new research from Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH), men who use a daily multivitamin over a long period have a modest, yet significant, reduction in cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up. The findings are based on a...

Predicting Risk Of Heart Attacks With Chromosome Length
2012-03-26 12:19:20

Scientists in Boston, Massachusetts have discovered a chromosomal link to heart cancer by studying the length of proteins in a chromosome. The key factor at play in this research are telemores, or DNA protein complexes. These protein complexes can be thought of as “caps”, protecting chromosomes from deteriorating and melding with other chromosomes. As time goes on and chromosomes continue to replicate and cells divide, these telemores will naturally shorten. How much these...

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