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2014-10-29 23:02:21

Newfound Genetic Differences Provide Many Hints at Causes New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Small differences in as many as a thousand genes contribute to risk for autism, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), and published today in the journal Nature. The new study examined data on several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals – by far...

2014-10-28 08:36:11

Top private health plan to use PaySpan's Patient Centered Financial Home framework ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PaySpan®, Inc., a leading provider of health care reimbursement and payment automation, today announced that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has selected the PaySpan Patient Centered Financial Home(TM) (PCFH(TM)) framework to enable electronic premium payments for individuals purchasing the company's plans directly and through Health Insurance Exchanges (HIEs)....

2014-10-20 12:31:02

Over 250 Leaders Convene at 2nd Plenary Focused on Progress and Near-Term Impact BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health convened its second major meeting of 2014 on Saturday, bringing together more than 250 international leaders to collaborate on the development of innovative solutions to accelerate sharing of genomic and clinical data. At their plenary meeting, held in San Diego, California, Alliance members shared...

2014-10-14 23:09:53

Unrecognized atrial fibrillation may be to blame for up to 40% of unexplained strokes. Monitoring stroke survivors for irregular heartbeat beyond the standard 24-hour period after could prevent some repeat strokes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The rapid, irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation is a key cause of stroke. New research suggests that it's to blame for more strokes than doctors realized, and that simply measuring the pulse could help detect unrecognized...

2014-10-14 23:06:53

Harvard Business Publishing's New Leader program is designed to help organizations quickly and effectively build management skills and leadership capabilities among new managers. A virtual, cohort-based experience delivered across 14 weeks, New Leader places significant emphasis on building leadership capability and mind-set early among managers. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Harvard Business Publishing today announced the launch of New Leader, a leadership development program...

2014-10-14 12:25:51

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To some he's an innovator, to others a bully, and now Jeff Bezos has a new label: the world's best-performing CEO. Bezos topped Harvard Business Review's 2014 ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs. The list, which appears in the November issue of the magazine, offers the only ranking of global CEOs' performance over their entire tenure. "We wanted to recognize CEOs who are building value and delivering results year after year - not just in the short...

2014-10-14 08:32:02

- AIMing to establish a new treatment for ophthalmologic diseases - TOKYO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503, President & CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") announced today a research collaboration with an investigator at Harvard Medical School ("Harvard"), located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, focused on discovering the pathologic mechanism for retinitis pigmentosa and identification of new therapeutic targets. Astellas and Harvard will work with...

2014-10-10 23:04:26

Daily aspirin is recommended for those with existing cardiovascular disease. For otherwise healthy men, the small potential benefit of aspirin must be weighed against the risk of unwanted bleeding. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 For men who have had a heart attack, stroke, or other problem related to clogged arteries, the benefits of taking aspirin outweigh the risks. In this group, the benefits include preventing a first or repeat heart attack or stroke or dying prematurely from...

2014-10-09 23:10:39

Researchers Meet at IAP Workshop to Address the Technology Needs of the Data Center and Cloud Los Gatos, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) conducted a Cloud Workshop at MIT on September 26. Speakers from industry and academia described their R&D efforts to meet the future needs of cloud computing, spanning the full scope of hardware (servers, storage and networking) and software solutions (operating systems, virtualization, cloud orchestration...

2014-10-07 23:07:26

Ragweed pollen and mold spores are common causes of allergies during the fall. Breathing them in may cause the body to overreact, leading to classic allergy symptoms of a runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 For millions of allergy sufferers, fall is a potent time for allergy-inducing allergens, reports the October 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "The fall allergy season is usually the result of pollen from weeds. But after the first frost, it's...


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