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Flipping the Switch: Dietary Fat, Changes in Fat Metabolism May Promote Prostate Cancer Metastasis

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Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” – so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But for the percentage of men whose prostate tumors metastasize, the disease is...
15-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer’s Gene-Determined “Immune Landscape” Dictates Progression of Prostate Tumors

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The field of immunotherapy – the harnessing of patients’ own immune systems to fend off cancer – is revolutionizing cancer treatment today. However, clinical trials often show marked improvements in only small subsets of patients, suggesting...
12-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can Brain Lesions Contribute to Criminal Behavior?

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that lesions to brain areas in individuals exhibiting criminal behavior all fall within a particular brain network involved in moral decision-making.
18-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Identify Bacteria Quickly and Accurately

Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients’ odds of survival, according to microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...
15-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Zika Vaccine Induces Robust Immune Responses in Three Phase 1 Trials

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Healthy adults mounted strong immune responses after receiving an investigational whole inactivated Zika virus vaccine, according to interim analyses of three Phase 1, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess...
4-Dec-2017 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds More Than 1 in 6 Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease Who Undergo Revascularization Readmitted Within 30 Days

Led by researchers in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the large-scale analysis determined that 30 percent of readmissions following peripheral revascularization were related to...
4-Dec-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Adaptable Medicine Curriculum Offers Health Care Providers “Universal” Genomics Education

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The Universal Genomics Instructor Handbook and Toolkit, a new, free educational resource designed to educate clinicians in all medical specialties in genomic medicine, is now available to improve physician genomic education worldwide. Developed by a...
4-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Double-Edged Sword: Killing Cancer Cells can also Drive Tumor Growth

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Cancer therapies including radiation and chemotherapy seek to treat the disease by killing tumor cells. Now a team including researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that the dead and dying cancer cells generated by...
30-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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