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2008-11-04 09:00:30

Source MDx, a molecular diagnostics development company, has announced a partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to examine RNA-based biomarkers in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control participants unaffected by the disease. The goal of the study is to identify diagnostic markers and to determine markers of active disease (relapses) or stable disease, along with response markers for currently available multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. The study will utilize...

2008-11-03 09:00:06

Source MDx today announced a partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to examine RNA-based biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy control participants unaffected by the disease. The goal of the study is to identify diagnostic markers and to determine markers of active disease (relapses) or stable disease, along with response markers for currently available MS therapies. The study will utilize Source MDx's patented gene expression profiling for the...

2008-10-31 18:00:39

With its free-standing, three-story maternal child health pavilion as its centerpiece, El Camino Hospital has announced that it is establishing the first Women's Hospital in Northern California. The Women's Hospital encompasses not only El Camino Hospital's prenatal, maternity and neonatal services, but also a comprehensive range of clinical services focused on the health needs of women throughout their lifetimes. "In the best tradition--and reflecting the best practices--of women's...

2008-09-09 09:00:09

Celera Corporation (NASDAQ:CRA) and its collaborators at Brigham and Women's Hospital today announced the publication of a paper reporting that a variant of the LPA gene is associated with a two-fold higher risk of major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and cardiovascular death). Prior studies from Celera and other collaborators also reported the association of this gene variant and cardiovascular risk. The newly published study confirmed the increased risk...

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2008-07-24 00:25:00

Along with all the other changes that come with age, healthy older people also lose some capacity for sleep, according to a new report published online on July 24th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day for several days, younger people get an average of 9 hours of shuteye compared to 7.5 for older people, the researchers report. "The most parsimonious explanation for our results is that older people need less sleep," said...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

BOSTON and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brigham and Women's Hospital and LodgeNet Healthcare, a division of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation , announced an agreement that brings the LodgeNetRX(TM) Interactive Patient Television System to more than 700 patient beds at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Brigham and Women's Hospital, an internationally renowned teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, launched the system this July to provide patients with...

2008-06-27 12:03:10

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Dr. John Ferguson delivered the last baby at Annie Penn Hospital at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday. Chasity Abbott of Pelham gave birth to a 7-pound, 2-ounce baby girl, Tatiyana Chasity Abbott. "The delivery went great. The mother was wonderful," said Ferguson. Chasity said she didn't know she would be the last woman to give birth to a baby at Annie Penn until she arrived at the hospital around 8 a.m. Wednesday. "She came quicker than I...

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2008-04-09 14:50:00

Eating seven or more eggs a week could increase a person's risk of death, researchers reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Wednesday.Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School noted that while eggs can be a good source of other nutrients, overconsumption could produce an early death. Their results add to the ongoing debate over how safe eggs are to eat."Whereas egg consumption of up to six eggs a week was not associated with the risk of...

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2008-04-03 12:01:27

A phase 1 clinical trial to test a novel HIV/AIDS vaccine has begun at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). This new vaccine aims to overcome the problem of preexisting immunity to common vaccine vectors, which is thought to be a major problem in the developing world. "This study will involve 48 healthy volunteers who will receive either two or three immunizations and who will be followed to assess the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine," explains Lindsey R. Baden, MD, Assistant...

2007-06-24 21:00:10

By JESSICA FARGEN At one of the country's most esteemed cancer centers, where great phycisians combat the rarest diseases, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli takes the cases no one else can. Colleagues say her surgical skills save patients who have few places to turn to rid their bodies of stubborn and deadly cancers. And her prowess in the lab has influenced the drugs that tens of thousands take to prevent colon cancer. "I would consider her one of our superstars," said Dr. Michael Zinner, chief...