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Researchers Identify Key Compounds to Resolve Abnormal Vascular Growth in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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A compound of specific bioactive products from a major family of enzymes reduced the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a preclinical model, according to a new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers.

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Research Reveals Potential Target for Alcohol Liver Disease

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BOSTON - Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease. The team - led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania - also found that the same protective response may be involved in aversion to alcohol and could therefore help in the treatment of alcoholism.

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Medalist Study Underlines Importance of Blood Glucose Control in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

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“People are living longer with type 1 diabetes, and the onset of complications is taking longer,” says Hillary Keenan, Ph.D., a Joslin Diabetes Center Assistant Investigator and co-Principal Investigator on the Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study.

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Babson to Induct Cyril Camus '91 into its Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and Honor 2017 Rising Stars

Cyril Camus ’91, Chairman of Camus Cognac, a family business leader and entrepreneur, will be inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® at Babson College's Knight Auditorium on September 15, 2017.

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Make Way for Hemoglobin

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Harvard Medical School researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization. Their findings could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.

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Mind Flex

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New research from Harvard Medical School casts doubt on the prevailing model of memory formation, suggesting that the brain may be far more flexible and less rigid in the way it incorporates, stores and recalls information.

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Whitehead Member David Sabatini Awarded Dickson Prize in Medicine

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Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini will be this year’s recipient of the Dickson Prize in Medicine. The annual award is the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s highest honor and recognizes “an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine”.

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Cell Cycle-Blocking Drugs Can Shrink Tumors by Enlisting Immune System in Attack on Cancer, Study Finds

• Study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers • CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune system to attack tumor cells • CDK4/6 inhibitors can also enhance anti-cancer effect of immunotherapy agents

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In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reveal for the first time the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain.

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Study Finds Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs

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Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. Published online today ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, the study is believed to be the first to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on critical care resources in the United States.







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