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BIDMC Scientists Survey the State of Sleep Science

Sleep remains an enduring biological mystery with major clinical relevance, according to a review by clinician-researcher Thomas Scammell, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and colleagues. In recent decades, new technologies have...
22-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Teams Hone in on Zika Vaccines, but Challenges Remain

As public health officials warn that spring’s warmer temperatures may herald another increase of Zika virus infections in the Caribbean and North and South America, researchers around the world are racing to develop safe and effective measures to...
17-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Joins Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Chief of Dermatology

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Suzanne Olbricht, MD, an accomplished clinician, researcher, educator and health care administrator, has joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) as Chief of Dermatology.
17-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lower Serum Vitamin D During Remission Increases Risk of Clinical Relapse in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

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A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that...
17-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Catalogue “Parts List” of Brain Cell Types in a Major Appetite Center

Using Harvard-developed technology, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have catalogued more than 20,000 brain cells in one region of the mouse hypothalamus. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, revealed some 50...
6-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hospital-Led Interventions Associated with Significant Reduction in Cesarean Rate

A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant reduction in the hospital’s Cesarean delivery rate....
24-Jan-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Hospital Readmission Rates Decrease Following Passage of Affordable Care Act Financial Penalties

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) instituted financial penalties against hospitals with high rates of readmissions for Medicare patients with certain health conditions. A new analysis led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC),...
22-Dec-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Reveals the Importance of Long Non-Coding RNA Regulating Cellular Processes

Scientific research over the past decade has concentrated almost exclusively on the 2 percent of the genome’s protein coding regions, virtually ignoring the other 98 percent, a vast universe of non-coding genetic material previously dismissed as...
23-Dec-2016 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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