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Researchers Make Advances in Mouse Trials Science

Mouse models have long been a mainstay in scientific research, but their days may be numbered. A new discovery from the Whitehead Institute would make […]


What You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Anyone who’s walked past a newsstand this week probably knows that Catherine Zeta-Jones entered treatment for bipolar disorder a few days ago. With all the media […]


Virtual Patient Advocates Help With Pre-Natal Care

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Northeastern University developed “Gabby”, an innovative tool designed to deliver preconception care (PCC) to […]


Waking Up During Surgery Not Uncommon

Waking up during surgery sounds like an irrational fear, but the scary part is it’s not that uncommon. In fact, experts estimate that it happens […]

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Facial Transplant Patient Fights to Keep Her New Face

When we reported on Carmen Blandin Tarleton‘s amazing facial transplant surgery in February, the mood was celebratory. Tarleton, who underwent the surgery at Brigham and […]


Synthetic Organ Made in Boston is Used in Transplant

Growing organs outside the body sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s happening right here in Massachusetts. The Holliston-based, Harvard Bioscience-owned […]


Harvard Receives $50 Million for Biomedical Research Accelerator

The infuriating thing about biomedical research is that many exciting discoveries don’t go anywhere—they just fizzle out after the early stages of research. At least […]


Are We Actually Aging Faster Than Our Parents?

We are aging faster than our parents. It seems like every health article now-a-days has a headline like, “40 is the new 30!” Well it […]


Can Boxing Help People Suffering from Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease currently affects more than 1.5 million Americans and there is no cure. But there’s a new therapy that seems to be helping ease […]

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Bad News For Egg Lovers

We already ruined tonight’s dinner by reporting on a link between red meat and heart disease, and now your breakfast is under attack, too. The […]


How Supplements Interact with Surgery

Having a surgical procedure requires planning and preparation. But during the pre-op meeting with your doctor, you may forget to mention the medicinal herbals and supplements that you […]


Exercise Makes Men Live Longer

We all know that exercise is good for you, but new research from Harvard says that exercise can actually make men live longer. Following a heart attack, an […]


Discovery Could Help Find Alzheimer’s Cure

In February, we reported on research that says rates of Alzheimer’s disease will triple in the next 40 years. It’s scary stuff, but a new […]


Update on Blood Donations: Where to Go, How to Help

We all want to help. But the Red Cross and other blood donation centers made statements directly after the marathon bombings that they had enough blood. […]


Green Space Linked to Better Mental Health

A new study proves what any sunny day spent lounging in the Common can tell you: Green space is good for your overall health and […]