New & Noteworthy

From the screams of the operating theater to the death of a pop star to a surprising drug that could mitigate side effects, anesthesia has both a storied past and a cutting-edge future.
Support the top medical institutions and health initiatives this season.
Experience a wellness retreat like no other at the new Jiva Grande Spa at the Vivanta by Taj in Bekal, Kerala. The resort sprawls across 26 acres along the southwest coast of India with 71 rooms and...
Venture capitalist Stewart Kohl funds the VeloSano, a brand-new race to help fight cancer.
“If we can eventually use ultrasound to predict whether certain treatments will work long term, we can improve treatment decision making and provide relief to patients much more quickly.”
Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma, a chronic disorder that causes swelling and...
Researchers say it’s clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw direct links between the condition and particular genes. Now a team at the Johns Hopkins University...
Who says a stationary cycle can’t take you places? For thousands of students at 89 universities across the United States who ride them during the Pi Kappa Alpha Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life...
Imagine not being able to feel pain or cold, not being able to swallow and needing an oxygen tank to fly in a plane. Imagine crying without producing tears. Children who have a rare disease called...
Harry Orf, PhD, is determined to make it easier for internal and external audiences to fully grasp the breadth and impact of MGH research.
The initial clinical trial of a novel approach to treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – blocking production of a mutant protein that causes an inherited form of the progressive neurodegenerative...
Exemestane, a synthetic steroid drug widely prescribed to fight breast cancers that thrive on estrogens, not only inhibits the production of the hormone, but also appears to protect cells throughout...
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care and Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute have found a chemical biomarker in blood that can predict...
A team of UCLA expertshas introduced refinements to targeted biopsy of prostate cancer, greatly improving the ability to distinguish men who should have treatment from those who could defer. The new...
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have described what may be a newly identified disease that appears to explain some cases of widespread chronic pain and other symptoms in children...
Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University to reveal a striking mutational signature of upper urinary tract cancers caused by aristolochic...
About half of the men diagnosed with prostate cancerhave low-risk tumors that make them good candidates for active surveillance: regular monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA); annual biopsies...
The initial assessment of a blood test to help diagnose major depressive disorder indicates it may become a useful clinical tool. A team including MGH researchers reports that analyzing levels of...
A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that the commonly prescribed drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and that they may even protect...
A new approach to investigating hard-to-find chromosomal abnormalities has identified 33 genes associated with autism and related disorders, 22 for the first time. Several of these genes also appear...
The field of autoimmunity is complicated and fast-moving, but innovations are changing the way we think about these diseases and, ultimately, how to stop them
Researchers using a new approach to identifying genes associated with depression have found that variants in a group of genes involved in transmission of signals by the neurotransmitter glutamate...
A good night's sleep is critical for a child's growing body and brain. A rested child learns better, remembers more and has an easier time staying focused at school. Children who get enough sleep...
Physicians may soon have a new way to screen patients for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition usually caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. Researchers at the Wellman Center for...
The Warburton Family Foundation, based in Hudson, Ohio, has donated $1 million to the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. The gift will be combined with a...
I don't need a calendar to know when late fall or early winter has arrived. I can tell by the increased complaints I hear from my patients whose arthritis symptoms are aggravated by the cooler, damp...
The traditional approach to assisting patients with IBD has left much to be desired, and so the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is implementing a new approach to chronic-disease management...
Although legally permitted to drive in the US, people with partial central vision loss (blind areas) in both eyes, due to stroke, or other types of traumatic brain injury, may have difficulty in...
If you or someone you care about has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, there will be questions. These may include: What should I eat? During any cancer therapy, remember these four diet...
Johns Hopkins Researchers Erase Human Brain Tumor Cells in Mice

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