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Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

Chocolate consumption, particularly of dark chocolate, has been linked to improvements in various indicators of heart health. This study examined the possible association between chocolate intake and a lower rate of being diagnosed with atrial...
19-May-2017 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dramatic Cooperation Between Two Infectious Bacteria Revealed by BIDMC Researchers

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New methodology allowed researchers at BIDMC to more easily investigate mechanisms of infection and provide new insight into how pathogens can work together to cause disease. Using the new tool, researchers confirmed a safer model for study of...
11-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
9-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Improve Chronic Pain, Get More Sleep (Coffee Helps Too)

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New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of...
5-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ethics Study: Inconsistent State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision-Making

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A patchwork of state laws can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients’ medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers continue to age, according to medical ethics...
11-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Genes and Neural Circuits Behind Autism’s Impaired Sociability

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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
13-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Light Scattering Spectroscopy Helps Doctors Identify Early Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers, largely because physicians lack diagnostic tools to detect the disease in its early, treatable stages. Now, a team of investigators led by Lev T. Perelman, PhD, Director of the...
9-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newly Discovered Vulnerability in an Aggressive Breast Cancer Provides Therapeutic Target

• Triple-negative breast cancer quickly becomes resistant to current therapies, leaving patients no therapeutic options. • BIDMC researchers discovered that TNBC cells increase production of pyrimidine nucleotides in response to traditional...
27-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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