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New Combination Drug Therapy Proves Very Effective In Hepatitis C Treatments

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

Lactate Metabolism Target Halts Growth in Lung Cancer Model

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

Novel Approach to Accelerate Metabolism Could Lead to a New Obesity Treatment

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

Study Shows More Than Half of High-Risk Alcohol Users Report Improvement After Surgery

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

Researchers Identify a Critical Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

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

Study Shows Nearly Fivefold Increased Risk For Heart Attack After Angry Outburst

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

Study Provides Surprising New Clue to the Roots of Hunger

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

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