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FDA Approves First ICD to be Evaluated in US Clinical Trials for use in MRIs
BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK's ongoing ProMRI trial.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Newly diagnosed Crohn's disease patients show imbalance in intestinal microbial population
A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute has identified how the intestinal microbial population of newly diagnosed Crohn's disease patients differs from that of individuals free of inflammatory bowel disease .
Study Findings on Ataxia Are Outlined in Reports from Massachusetts General Hospital
Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System Week -- A new study on Nervous System Diseases and Conditions is now available.
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Fluid-Attenuated Inversion Recovery Hyperintensity Correlates With...
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Repeat ED visits for opioid overdose raise risk of hospitalization, respiratory failure
Patients brought to hospital emergency departments more than once in a year for treatment of opioid drug overdoses are more likely to be hospitalized for overdose and to need respiratory support with a mechanical ventilator.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Veteran Notes: Ciccolo pitches Home Base charity
One of the highlights of the event was an appearance by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
Immune therapy lifts hopes in fight with cancer
Dr. Ronald Eckert was combing his hair when he noticed a hard lump on his head. It turned out to be melanoma and, despite multiple surgeries, tumors appeared in his lungs and liver within a year.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Procedure lets heart patients skip bypass
Two cardiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital are honing a complex new procedure for unclogging plaque-filled arteries that could spare untold thousands of patients from having to undergo open-heart surgery.
Patrick J. Flanagan
Patrick J. Flanagan, 62, of New Bedford, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Two women stabbed in Back Back and Boston police are searching for third person - Boston.com
Two women were stabbed in Boston's Back Bay area this afternoon and police said they are currently searching for suspects, Boston police said.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Common mutation is culprit in acute leukemia relapse
To identify the mutations that generated the most relapse-prone leukemia, the researchers competed single cancer cells against each other within a zebrafish.
A year after its stock crashed, Boston biotech Ziopharm is quietly on the mend
After stopping development on its most promising cancer drug and cutting about half its workforce in the past year, the CEO of Ziopharm Oncology says his secretive biotech firm is ready to make some waves again.
Post-Doctoral Systems Neurophysiology Researcher
The Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking to fill a post-doctoral research position in systems neurophysiology.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Mental Help Net
Cognitive Behavioral Tx Helpful for Diabetes + Depression
For adults with type 2 diabetes and depression, cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression is associated with enduring benefits for diabetes self-management and glycemic control, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care .
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Songs available for download now, CD coming summer 2014 British distributor Anime Limited announced on Monday that it has licensed the original soundtrack to Attack on Titan, which is now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Novel cancer vaccine holds promise against ovarian cancer, mesothelioma
The Jantibody fusion protein, combining an antibody fragment targeting an antigen found on tumor cells with an immune-response-inducing protein, MTBhsp70, activates dendritic cells against several tumor antigens and induces a number of T-cell-based immune responses.
Study pinpoints protective mutations for type 2 diabetes
In the new study, researchers describe the genetic analysis of 150,000 patients showing that rare mutations in a gene called SLC30A8 reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 65 percent An international team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Daily Free Press
Hospitals make strides to improve hospital care
Challenging hospitals to take charge of the changing healthcare systems in its communities, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative has added six Massachusetts hospitals to its initiative in the past month, expanding upon its goal to improve patient care.
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