BOSTON – Treatment options for the 170 million people worldwide with chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are evolving rapidly, although the available regimens often come with significant side effects. Two multi-center clinical trials led by Beth...
4/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that targeting the enzyme responsible for the final step of glucose metabolism not only halts tumor growth in non-small-cell lung cancer, but actually leads to...
4/7/2014 5:00 PM EDT
By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes.
4/7/2014 4:15 PM EDT
Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study from...
4/3/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Emergency Department Use in Massachusetts Rose Slightly After Implementation of State’s Health Care Access Law
BOSTON – Emergency department usage in Massachusetts rose slightly both during and immediately after implementation of a 2006 state law expanding health care access, a sign that broader availability of insurance may increase use of the ED, Beth...
3/17/2014 12:00 PM EDT
A research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center finds that the RBP4 protein acts like a foreign pathogen to trigger inflammation of fat tissue -- and diabetes risk.
3/6/2014 10:00 AM EST
BOSTON – Call it what you will – getting red in the face, hot under the collar, losing your cool, blowing your top – we all experience anger. And while we know that anger is a normal, sometimes even beneficial emotion, we‘re also aware of...
3/3/2014 12:00 PM EST
A scientific team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has made a surprising discovery about the brain's hunger-inducing neurons, a finding with important implications for the treatment of obesity
2/7/2014 10:00 AM EST