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2014-10-23 08:35:53

Leads Large-Scale Genetics Study Tackling Critical Questions with Goal of Developing Personalized Treatments and Prevention of MS NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD, Neurologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, is the 2014 recipient of the Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research, an international award established in 2013 to drive progress in multiple sclerosis (MS)...

2014-10-23 08:31:45

Trio to compete for $30K at event moderated by ABC Shark, Daymond John BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital today announced the three finalists selected to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first "Innovation Tank" to be held Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Boston Children's Global Pediatric Summit + Awards, Taking on Tomorrow (#PedInno14), at the Seaport World Trade Center. Finalists include: --...

2014-10-21 12:27:21

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccentHealth, the leading patient education media company at the point-of-care, announced today that it is extending its educational services into doctor office examination rooms. The company is launching an exclusive media offering with content from Harvard Medical School to educate patients on key health conditions and treatment options. Patients will be informed by content from Harvard Medical School physicians that is relevant to the...

2014-10-14 08:33:52

New center is a collaborative global pursuit to accelerate treatments and cures for five of the world's most complex and devastating neurologic diseases BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) announced the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases. Through the center, BWH will convene and lead a global collaboration in medical research to accelerate treatment, prevention and cures for five of the world's most complex neurologic...

2014-10-10 23:00:39

Physicians at the Plastic Surgery Institute of California Comment on Findings Published in JAMA Surgery and Annuls of Surgery Regarding Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Huntington Beach, California (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Three recent studies have added to a growing body of data regarding the relationship between diabetes and weight loss surgery. The studies, which were performed by the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,...

2014-10-05 12:21:07

International collaboration, largest to date, doubles the count to over 400 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) to date, involving more than 300 institutions and more than 250,000 subjects, roughly doubles the number of known gene regions influencing height to more than 400. The study, from the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, provides a better glimpse at the biology...

bandage
2014-10-04 13:07:04

Angela Stark, The Optical Society Inspired by wounded warriors, new paint-on, see-through bandage not only protects wounds and severe burns but enables direct measurement of tissue oxygenation Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a paint-on, see-through,...

Medieval fight
2014-09-18 06:40:35

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A comparison of nine ancient genomes to those of modern humans has revealed that present-day Europeans descended from at least three distinct groups of ancient humans, not two as previously believed. Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Harvard Medical School, the University of Tübingen in Germany and an international team of colleagues found that modern Europeans derived from three highly differentiated...

2014-09-16 12:30:53

The Company's Growth Necessitates Additional Space and Staff to Facilitate Product Development and Service Customers Nationwide BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced a move to new headquarters in Boston and their first West Coast location in San Diego. The new headquarters will be at 175 Franklin Street in Boston, and will house product development, engineering, operations and marketing teams. QPID Health's...

2014-09-11 12:26:51

Provider coalition including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health System, Mt. Auburn Hospital and Tufts Medical Center details concerns in Superior Court filing BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of nonprofit hospitals and physician groups is urging a Suffolk Superior Court judge to reject a proposed settlement between the Attorney General's Office and Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (Partners) that would allow Partners,...


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