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Harvard Medical School Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million Prize

Six Harvard Medical School researchers have been awarded the prestigious 2014 António Champalimaud Vision Award—a $1.3 million gift—recognizing the development of an anti-angiogenic therapy (drugs that halt […]

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Study Examines Link Between Aging and Sleep Disruption

Like the sprouting of grey hair or the onset of joint pain, disrupted sleep is yet another common sign that we’re getting older every day. Now, research from […]

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Harvard Is Hosting a ‘Health Acceleration Challenge’

According to Dr. Toby Cosgrove, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic, it takes an average of 13 years for a proven medical therapy to become a […]

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Magnetic Stimulation May Improve Depression Symptoms, Study Says

Major depressive disorder is among the most common mental health issues in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Now, researchers at […]

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Discovery May Improve Treatment for Cancer-Related Condition

Unfortunately, the American Cancer Society predicts that more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, with nearly 38,000 new cases in Massachusetts […]

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Discovery Suggests Potential Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million adults and children in the United States. In fact, 1.9 million new diagnoses […]

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Researchers at Harvard Medical School Use Stem Cells to Regrow Corneas

In collaboration with several area hospitals, researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) have discovered a potential vision restoration technique that could benefit those with damaging eye diseases. […]

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Audio Game May Help People with Hearing Loss

Thanks to a recent innovation from researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, new therapeutic tools may be available for the […]

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Ultraviolet Light May Actually be Addictive, Study Says

It’s no secret that tanning is dangerous. We’ve all heard the warnings about skin cancer and premature aging, yet we find ourselves laying out in […]

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Two Boston Docs Want to Study Aspirin As a Treatment for Breast Cancer

The story begins like this: “We believe that it might be possible to treat breast cancer — the leading cause of female cancer death — with […]

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Childhood Tuberculosis Estimates Are Too Low

Approximately one million children suffer from childhood tuberculosis (TB) annually, according to researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). That […]

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Fried Foods May Be Worse for Some People Than Others, Study Says

If you weep when you watch your best friend inhale an entire plate of french fries without gaining an ounce, yet you put on what […]

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Harvard Researchers Create a New Glue Designed for Heart Surgery

Sometimes an idea just sticks. For Dr. Pedro del Nido, Harvard Medical School professor of child surgery and chief of cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, […]

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Hospitals Performing Unnecessary Tests

This year, Boston researchers have uncovered unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, unnecessary mastectomies, and now unnecessary hospital testing. A new study conducted by researchers at Beth Israel […]

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Study Says Hospital Mortality Rates Spike In July

There is always speculation about times of the year when doctors don’t provide the best possible medical care. The superstitions about the dangerous days and months […]