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17 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Stem cell researcher targets the 'seeds' of breast cancer metastasis

Circulating tumor cells from the blood of a breast cancer patient are shown. Credit: Maria C. Donaldson and Min Yu For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WABC-AM New York

Researchers Use Microchip-Based Device to Culture Certain Types of Breast Cancer Cells

A preliminary study at Massachusetts General Hospital found that specially developed microchips may be able to detect certain types of breast cancer cells in a patient's bloodstream.

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

Tech Review

A Laboratory for Rare Cells Sheds Light on Cancer

Dangerous mix: Tumor cells collected from the bloodstream of a woman with breast cancer are seen growing in the lab.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Business Journal

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals director gives perspective on health care evolution

To say that John Erwin, executive director for the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, is embedded in the health care debate would be an understatement.

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Related Topix: Cambridge Health Alliance, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Science Blog

Obesity risk stronger among siblings

While it is well known that a child's risk of obesity is greater if he or she has obese family members, whether the type of relationship affects that risk has not been given as much attention.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

'Dome' a story of medical intrigue

Michael Bakkensen, Tom Patterson, Linda Libby and Amelia Pedlow rehearse a scene from "Ether Dome."

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, La-Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA

Medical News Today

Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity risk

It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Berkeley, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Health

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beware hospital monopolies

In retrospect, it looks as if Massachusetts made a serious mistake in 1994 when it let its two most prestigious hospitals - Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard - merge into a single system known as Partners HealthCare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Home

Bicyclist critical after hitting car in Hudson, N.H.

A Nashua man is in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a serious head injury when police say he rode his bicycle into the side of a car at Wason Road and Flagstaff Drive on Monday.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NH, Nashua, NH, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

PhysOrg Weblog

Of non-marijuana drug users in the ER, nearly all are problem drug users

Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug use.

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

Sun Jul 06, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Reloadable mortar similar to one in 2012 Pelham accident blamed for serious fireworks injury Friday

State fire investigators say the same type of fireworks behind a 2012 incident that left 13 people injured in Pelham were involved in an accident in the same community Friday that left a 24-year-old man severely injured.

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Related Topix: Pelham, NH, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Explosion

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Boston Herald

Cambridge man found shot on street dies of injuries

A 22-year-old Cambridge man cops found on the street Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head has died, authorities said.

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

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Townsend Times

Three injured in Townsend crash

A car traveling east on Townsend's Main Street struck and severed a telephone pole around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to Townsend Police Chief Erving Marshall.

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Related Topix: Keene, NH, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Circulation

Differential Contribution of Monocytes to Heart Macrophages in...

From the Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston ; Department of Drug Discovery and Development, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, AL ; Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; and Department of Systems Biology, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Boston, MA, Auburn University, Heart Attack, Health

Hispanic Business

Massachusetts General Hospital Details Findings in Stem Cells...

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from , "Historically, patients who experience disease relapse after HSCT have a dismal prognosis with very few long-term survivors.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Circulation

Bone Marrow Cell Transplantation Time-Dependently Abolishes Efficacy...

From the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Leipzig, Germany ; Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Leipzig, Germany ; EVK Bielefeld, Bethel, Neurologische Klinik, Bielefeld, Germany ; Department of Neurology, University of MA1 4nster, Germany ; and Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston .

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

Tue Jul 01, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Drug everolimus does not improve overall survival in patients with advanced liver cancer

Despite strong preclinical data, the drug everolimus failed to improve overall survival in patients with advanced liver cancer, compared to placebo, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Townsend Times

Three injured in Townsend crash

A car traveling east on Townsend's Main Street struck and severed a telephone pole around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to Townsend Police Chief Erving Marshall.

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Related Topix: Keene, NH, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Circulation

Long-Term High-Dose Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Blood Pressure in...

From the School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ; Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand ; Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand ; and Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston .

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A Public Health Imperative

Requests for Single Reprints: Raymond T. Chung, MD, Liver Center and Gastrointestinal Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration

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