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


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


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

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


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


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

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