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New Tool Helps Brain Surgeons Test Brain Tissue During Surgery
2013-01-10 13:25:09

A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.

2013-01-01 10:49:10

Generic medications currently account for over 70 percent of prescriptions dispensed.

2012-11-20 11:46:19

More than 85,000 medications are discontinued each year by physicians, yet while physicians share this information with their patients, it is too often not shared with the pharmacists.

Device That Can Detect, Capture And Release Rare Cancer Cells Inspired By Marine Animals
2012-11-13 14:49:22

A research team at Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a novel device that may one day have broad therapeutic and diagnostic uses in the detection and capture of rare cell types, such as cancer cells, fetal cells, viruses and bacteria.

2012-10-30 19:05:43

Commercial medical tapes on the market today are great at keeping medical devices attached to the skin, but often can do damage—such as skin tissue tearing—once it's time to remove them.

2012-09-20 16:11:21

All major clinical trials now include disclosures detailing who funded the study to ensure transparency.

2012-09-06 12:48:22

Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world.

2012-08-13 13:04:48

Migraines currently affect about 20 percent of the female population, and while these headaches are common, there are many unanswered questions surrounding this complex disease.

2012-08-07 07:36:19

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are the first to discover that changes in monocytes (a type of white blood cell) are a biomarker for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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