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MIT professor Regina Barzilay (center) with Mass General collaborators Manisha Bahl and Constance Lehman / Photo provided
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New Machine Learning Model Could Accurately Detect Breast Cancer

Harnessing the power of machine learning, Boston researchers hope to change breast cancer detection techniques for the better. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT’s […]

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Surgical Super Glue May Revolutionize Post-Op Recovery

When Northeastern University’s Nasim Annabi has a great idea, she sticks with it. Annabi, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern, created a powerful, […]

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This Test Can Diagnose Zika in Less Than 20 Minutes

With a new paper-based test, doctors may be able to diagnose Zika within 20 minutes. The test, born in an MIT lab, could offer a […]

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BU Research: It May Be Possible to Diagnose CTE in Living Patients

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System may have found a way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living […]

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You Could Be Part of a Gigantic Precision Medicine Study

The National Institutes of Health is getting close to kicking off an enormous study that promises to propel precision medicine into the future. The project, which […]

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Science Says You Should Get Your Kids a Pet

A new study says pets, particularly cats, may have health benefits for (very) young children. According to the research, which was published Tuesday in the Journal […]

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Tiny Cups May Pave the Way for Multi-Dose Vaccines

Tiny, biodegradable cups could revolutionize drug delivery and vaccines, thanks to a team of MIT researchers. In a new study, MIT engineers describe a novel […]

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There May (Someday) Be a Way to Reduce Redheads’ Risk of Skin Cancer

Boston University researchers may have found a way to someday protect redheads’ skin from melanoma—aside from heaping on piles of SPF 100. Redheads owe their […]

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Experimental Study Says Zika May Be Able to Treat Brain Cancer

A new study has some in the scientific community buzzing about a so-called “silver lining to Zika.” The paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, […]

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One Drug May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Lung Cancer

It’s a finding that sounds almost too good to be true: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research suggests that a single drug could cut a […]

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Chemicals Found in Yoga Mats May Mess with Fertility, Study Says

A class of flame retardants found in yoga mats may mess with female fertility, according to a recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]

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Boston University Wins $5.4 Million Alzheimer’s Grant

The NIH’s National Institute on Aging has granted Boston University $5.4 million to continue studying Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The […]

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Poor Sleep May Be Linked with Dementia, Study Says

A new study out of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) says a lack of deep sleep may be linked to a higher risk […]

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You Can Be Part of a Revolutionary New Health Study

You don’t need a Ph.D. to help with a revolutionary new study. IBM is teaming up with the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of […]

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Always Hungry? Reach for This Snack, a New Study Says

The results of a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are pretty nuts. BIDMC researchers found that eating walnuts, which have long […]