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Researchers Identify Sharp Rise in Hospitalizations and Health Care Costs Associated with Opioid Abuse

Infection is a serious complication of intravenous drug abuse and a major cause of illness and death among intravenous drug users. As the national problem of opioid abuse, including of heroin, continues to grow, new research by clinicians at Beth...
2-May-2016 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria


In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Now, investigators at Beth...
29-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Awarded Banting Medal from American Diabetes Association


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism whose research has identified fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance and...
26-Apr-2016 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals Earn “A's” for Patient Safety From Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

For the second time, all four hospitals in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) system have been recognized for their commitments to patient safety with “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which...
26-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children’s Lung Health


According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in...
25-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Neuroscientist Aaron D. Boes, MD, PhD, Honored by American Academy of Neurology


Aaron D. Boes, MD, PhD, Clinical Neuroscience Fellow in the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received the 2016 S. Weir Mitchell Award from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)...
21-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Discovered Vulnerability in Breast Tumor Cells Points to Novel Treatment Approach Against Cancer

Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the...
18-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover Earliest Events Following HIV Infection, Before Virus Is Detectable


New research in monkeys exposed to SIV, the animal equivalent of HIV, reveals what happens in the very earliest stages of infection, before virus is even detectable in the blood, which is a critical but difficult period to study in humans. The...
13-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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