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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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for an Imposter

A new study from BIDMC reveals the mystery of delusional misidentification syndromes (DMS), a group of rare disorders that causes patients to become convinced that a loved one has been replaced by an imposter. The investigators mapped brain injuries...
19-Dec-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Team Led by BIDMC’s Robert Gerszten, MD, Receives $11 Million NIH Grant to Study Molecular Changes Linked to Exercise and Physical Activity

A research team led by Robert Gerszten, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute, has received an award of more than $11 million as part of the...
16-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Neurons Anticipate Body’s Response to Food and Water

• Discovery offers new insight into regulation of water and food intake. • Neuroscientists recorded neuronal activity in real-time in awake mice when presented with food or water. • Researchers identified anticipatory changes in neuronal...
15-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

OpenNotes Reporting Tool Engages Patients as Safety Partners


New research from OpenNotes investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that offering patients a mechanism to provide feedback about their notes further enhances engagement and can improve patient safety.
14-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Personalized Cancer Vaccine is Associated With Promising Outcomes for Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A personalized cancer vaccine markedly improved outcomes for patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a potentially lethal blood cancer, in a clinical trial led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The...
8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Standing Up May Unmask Cognitive Deficits in Patients with Parkinson’s

This study shows that when patients with PD experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up – a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) – they exhibit significant cognitive deficits. These deficits reverse when the individual lies...
30-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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