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How to Short Circuit Hunger

The drive to tame gnawing hunger can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. Now, investigators have identified the brain circuit that underlies this powerful physiological state, providing a promising new target for the development of...
24-Apr-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Pose Risk to Brain Structure, Cognitive Functions

BOSTON – Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that...
23-Apr-2015 4:00 PM EDT

The Placebome: Where Genetics and the Placebo Effect Meet

As researchers are discovering that placebo responses are modified by a person's genetics, investigators from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are raising questions as to how "the placebome" will impact both patient care and drug development.
13-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Researchers Identify Drug Target for ATRA, the First Precision Cancer Therapy

Cancerous tumors have the ability to evade targeted therapies by activating alternative pathways. Tumors also contain cancer stem cells, believed responsible for metastasis and drug resistance. Now scientists in the Cancer Research Institute at Beth...
10-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Standard Nursing Assessments Greatly Improve Ability to Predict Survival in Cirrhosis Patients

A new study from the Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can be mined for data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival...
8-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Launch Of Project Survival℠: Collaboration Aims To Uncover First Ever Biomarker For Pancreatic Cancer

The search to discover and validate the first-ever clinical biomarker to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer is at the foundation of a new, cross-sector collaboration. Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions...
7-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

An "Evolutionary Relic" of the Genome Causes Cancer

Because pseudogenes have lost the ability to code for proteins they have have long been considered nothing more than "genomic junk." Now, a team from the Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has discovered that one of...
31-Mar-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Education Risk Assessment, Not Mandatory Screening, Best For Women With Dense Breast Tissue

BOSTON – Women with dense breast tissue are at increased risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue, generally defined as having more fibroglandular than fatty tissue, can make it more difficult for radiologists to detect cancer on screening...
9-Feb-2015 1:10 PM EST

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