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2 hrs ago | Circulation

Biomarkers and Risk Models in Cardiac Surgery [Editorials]

From Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston ; University of Colorado School of Medicine-Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora ; and Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO . Correspondence to Frederick L. Grover, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, C-310, Room 6602, Aurora, CO 80045.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Aurora, CO, Denver, CO

6 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

News Minute: Here's the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

A second woman struck by lightning at a Massachusetts beach earlier this month has died. Ipswich police announced today that 69-year-old Marianne Mellnick of Concord died on Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Ipswich, MA, Concord, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Fall River, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

11 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2nd woman struck by lightning in Ipswich dies

A second woman struck by lightning at a Massachusetts beach earlier this month has died. Ipswich police announced Monday that 69-year-old Marianne Mellnick of Concord died on Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Ipswich, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Weather

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Brain Modeling and Neural Engineering

A multi-year postdoctoral researcher position in computational neuroscience is available immediately through a collaboration of Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University. The fellow will be tasked to build neural models capable of simulating and predicting human neural dynamics within and among a network of cortical and subcortical areas.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Boston University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Circulation

Silent Information Regulator 2 Homolog 1 Counters Cerebral...

From the Department of Neurology and Human Brain Research Center , Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; Departments of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering , Pathology , and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases , National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan; Departments of Radiology and Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston ; CREST, Japan Science Technology Corporation, Saitama, Japan ; Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom ; and Division of Biological Science, Nagoya University Graduate School of Science, Nagoya, Japan .

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Medicine, World News, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, Durham County, England, Northumberland County, England, Japan,

Circulation

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Process of Care and Outcomes Among...

From the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC ; Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY ; Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston ; Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing ; Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ; Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas ; and Division of Cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles .

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Related Topix: University of Rochester, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Michigan State University, UC Los Angeles

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Circulation

Do Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Differentiate to Macrophages in Atherosclerotic Lesions? [Editorials]

Correspondence to Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, PhD, or Filip K. Swirski, PhD, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail The middle layer of the healthy vessel wall, the tunica media, contains an abundant population of vascular smooth muscle cells.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

EurekAlert!

A non-toxic strategy to treat leukemia

Harvard and MIT researchers discover that blood cancer cells are less tolerant to shifts in their metabolism than their healthy counterparts. A study comparing how blood stem cells and leukemia cells consume nutrients found that cancer cells are far less tolerant to shifts in their energy supply than their normal counterparts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Women veterans find needed release

When Angela Cincis, 28, a first lieutenant with the Army National Guard, attends leadership meetings, she often is the only woman among a group of 20 people. And when the Medford resident turns to female civilian friends to share her experiences, she might find herself in the position of having to explain what a platoon is.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Medford, MA, Fitness, Yoga, New Seabury, MA, Mashpee, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Hispanic Business

EMD Serono and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate to Better...

According to the , approximately 1.5 million Americans have SLE. Up to 60% of patients with SLE develop inflammation in the kidneys known as Lupus Nephritis , which if uncontrolled can lead to kidney failure.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Biology, Science

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Hospitalwill add a walk-in clinic

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has begun renovating the no-longer-used emergency room in the old hospital building for use as a walk-in clinic. Hospital leaders said the new clinic is necessary to address a longstanding shortage of access to non-critical health care for Islanders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Mon Sep 08, 2014

CBS Local

Lawrence Man Hit By Lightning: 'The Pain Was Unbelievable'

Two women were struck at Crane Beach in Ipswich Saturday and a Lawrence man was also hit while emptying a trash barrel at work. The women are in critical condition as Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, North Grosvenor Dale, CT

Sun Sep 07, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

2 women struck by lightning in critical condition

Police on Sunday did not identify the women who were injured while at a beach during severe storms on Saturday. Police said one woman is 69 years old and is from Concord and the other woman is 61 and is from Thompson, Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Weather, Thompson, CT, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Russia Taday

Boston graduate may be behind Islamic State's online propaganda campaign

A US citizen and computer wiz raised in a wealthy Boston family is allegedly one of the masterminds behind the Islamic State propaganda being posted on social networks. It is aimed at recruiting new followers and riling up enemies of the militant group.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, UMass Boston

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Patch.com

Somerville Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Motorcycle in Medford

A Somerville bicyclist was struck and killed at about 7:40 p.m. Friday by a motorcycle on Route 16, at Interstate 93, in Medford. The bicyclist, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after the crash where he later died from his injuries, according to Massachusetts State Police .

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Related Topix: Medford, MA, Somerville, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Customer Interaction Solutions

American Computer Wiz behind ISIL Media Blitz [FARS News Agency]

An American citizen with a knack for computers is believed to be one of the men running the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group's vast social media operation, media reports said Ahmad Abousamra, 32, was born in France and raised in the upscale Boston suburb of Stoughton, ABC news reported. His father is a prominent endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Endocrinology, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Northeastern University

Medical News Today

Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'

It is widely believed that cannabis is not an addictive drug, but a new study challenges this belief. Among cannabis-using adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that 40% displayed withdrawal symptoms - a hallmark of drug addiction.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Berkeley, CA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Switched

Marijuana Study Raises New Concerns About Pot Addiction In Teens

Marijuana may be gaining acceptance around the nation, but that doesn't mean medical research has stopped raising questions about its safety. Case in point: a new study on teens that suggests marijuana dependence may be a bigger problem than many people realize.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Family, Teenagers, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Northwestern University

Applied Radiology

GE Healthcare Announces FDA Approval of New Breast Imaging with 3D Tomosynthesis Solution

In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology that uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a "step-and-shoot" method, removing the potential motion from the tube helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness. "Today's announcement marks a key milestone in our mission of providing women with cutting edge screening technology to detect early breast cancer," said Dr. Daniel Kopans, Senior Radiologist, Breast Imaging Division Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Health, Breast Cancer, Radiology

American Thinker

Feds seek Boston man as possible ISIS social media guru

Yet another American is suspected of joining ISIS and using skills acquired in this country to advance the goal of a global caliphate. Ahmad Abousamra, a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a degree related to computer technology, is suspected of being the social media manager of ISIS and is on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

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Related Topix: Northeastern University, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Terrorism

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