A new study examined the impact changes to background checks and licensing policies has made on different types of violent crime in Massachusetts. The study found no immediate impact, suggesting that state lawmakers may want to ensure their legislation is being implemented as intended.
A designated proning team -- composed of about 70 OR nurses, OR assistants and outpatient physical therapists -- became a key part of the COVID-19 care provided by Massachusetts General Hospital, responding around-the-clock to patients who needed turning and allowing critical care clinicians to focus on other aspects of care.
A report released today by the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University’s Tisch College describes a range of evidence-based options for fixing Massachusetts’ troubled unemployment insurance (UI) system.
The 13th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum will take place on Babson College’s Wellesley campus, March 29, 2019, 8 am to 6 pm. The Babson Sustainability and Energy Club’s annual forum, with the theme Embracing The Future’s Goals, will host talks and elite panel discussions covering the broad umbrella of sustainability, featuring industries from agriculture and food, fashion, financing, and clean tech and energy.
Sharon Wright, MD, MPH, BIDMC’s Director of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, shares everything you need to know about the flu – from how to prepare before you get sick and when to call a doctor.
Sara Hendren an artist, designer and researcher in residence at Olin College has been named the inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock Fellow in multidisciplinary studies at Vassar College. The flexible residency is designed to help strengthen and deepen the engagement of faculty within Vassar’s multidisciplinary programs.
Overlapping surgeries, in which more than one procedure is performed by the same surgeon working in different operating rooms, have raised concerns about potential adverse outcomes.
A new analysis shows that most overlapping surgeries are safe, with no greater risk for complications or patient death.
Slight elevation in mortality and complications were found among high-risk patients and those undergoing coronary-artery bypass surgeries.
Overlapping surgeries had greater procedure duration than nonoverlapping surgeries.
A new study shows vigorous exercise and fasting improve the ability of human and mouse cells to remove misfolded, toxic, unnecessary proteins
Hormones, including adrenaline and glucagon—released during food deprivation and intense physical activity—boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins
The findings reveal a previously unknown mechanism that activates the cells’ protein-disposal machinery, allowing them to adapt their protein content to shifting demands and new conditions
The findings set the stage for development of therapies that activate the cells’ protein-disposal system and optimize the body’s natural defenses
The Babson College 2019 Black Affinity Network Conference, hosted by the world’s top-ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship, focuses this year on the unique contributions and achievements of black professionals across music, film, radio, television and more, featuring some of the media and entertainment industry’s pioneering professionals.
A combination of two drugs – one of them an immunotherapy agent – could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial.
Ninety-nine percent of Babson College’s most recent undergraduate alumni are employed or continuing their education, according to statistics from the Class of 2018 six months after graduation*. Salaries are on the rise, too. The average starting salary for Babson’s Class of 2018 was $57,580.
Katrina Fludd ’08, MS’10 the new president of the Babson College Black Affinity Network (BAN), and she is bringing her entrepreneurial approach to diversity and inclusion to lead the network into Babson’s second century and beyond.
Tufts University is among the country's top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students once again, with 10 Tufts students earning Fulbright awards for the 2018-19 academic year to study in 10 countries. This is the sixth consecutive year that Tufts has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright students.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has once again placed Olin College of Engineering on its list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students. Olin’s status as a top Fulbright student producer for 2018-2019 is in the special focus four-year institutions category and was announced online in the February 11 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Olin College is included in Princeton Review’s just released 2019 Best Value Colleges. In addition to the overall listing, Princeton Review also named Olin as #2 for best internships and #23 for financial aid.
A new study led by researchers at BIDMC found no difference in long-term mortality between patients treated for peripheral arterial disease with drug-coated stents and balloons compared with nondrug-coated devices.
Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative “active surveillance” strategy, according to an analysis of a new federal database by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
BOSTON – (February 11, 2019) – It’s well-known that exercise improves health, but understanding how it makes you healthier on a molecular level is the question researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are answering. After performing experiments in both humans and mice, the researchers found that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat.
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that higher sodium intake, when studied in the context of the DASH-Sodium trial (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), increases lightheadedness. These findings challenge traditional recommendations to increase sodium intake to prevent lightheadedness.
A remarkable recent increase in the diagnosis of vocal-cord cancer in young adults appears to be the result of infection with strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) that also cause cervical cancer and other malignancies.
Brett Carroll, MD, Director of Vascular Medicine in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and Medical Director of the Aortic Center, shares insight on what screenings are necessary for heart health.
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College has announced that consultant, author, and venture capitalist turned angel investor and startup advisor Robert Stringer will be the new Director for its award-winning, immersive Summer Venture Program for student entrepreneurs from Babson and nearby Wellesley and Olin Colleges.
It’s that time of year when people everywhere are faced with the question: am I too sick to work? Robin Wigmore, MD, primary care physician and infectious disease specialist at BIDMC, offers questions to ask yourself in order to make an informed decision before packing up your tissues for the office.
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College has announced that Derek Schoettle MBA’03, CEO of ZoomInfo, and John Landry 69‘ MP’08, serial tech entrepreneur and investor, are new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence that will work with Babson’s emerging entrepreneurs on their ventures.
Hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease rose precipitously in Orleans and Jefferson parishes after Hurricane Katrina. The increase in rates lasted for more than one month after landfall and rates were higher among the older black population, compared to the older white population.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) used imaging data to determine the underlying anatomical cause of schizophrenia’s negative symptoms and then applied non-invasive brain stimulation to ameliorate them.
Researchers have created a new model-in-a-dish of sporadic Alzheimer’s, the most common form of the disease, which arises in people without family history.
Findings suggest early changes in neural stem cells raise the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.
For the first time, the same abnormalities were found in multiple sporadic Alzheimer’s cell lines and in cells with the major Alzheimer’s genetic risk factor APOE4
A study in human and mouse heart cells identifies a faulty molecular brake in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes and the most common genetic disease of the heart
The faulty brake, found about a quarter of all genetic mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, interferes with the heart muscle’s ability to contract and relax, a hallmark of the disease
Treatment with a chemical compound successfully restores normal contractility and relaxation in human heart cells
If replicated in further studies, the findings can lead to much-needed drug therapies that correct the molecular failure driving the disease
In a recent groundbreaking study, a team of researchers led by BIDMC’s Dipak Panigrahy, MD, demonstrated that dead and dying cancer cells killed by conventional cancer treatments paradoxically trigger the inflammation that promotes tumor growth and metastasis. Now, in a follow- up study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Panigrahy and colleagues illuminate the mechanism by which debris generated by ovarian tumor cells targeted by first-line chemotherapy accelerates tumor progression.
• First-of-its-kind study launched to examine the effects of personal networks on former NFL players’ health
• Findings could inform health interventions to reduce risk
• Short web-based survey provides personalized results and information for former players
• Watch two videos that introduce the Personal Network Study
Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center (BMC), outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal.
A first-of-its-kind study led by Tufts University researchers, in collaboration with Somerville officials and citizens, will measure indoor air quality and comfort in multifamily housing developments near busy roadways.
Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator, will be Tufts University’s next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2019, the university announced today.
Every person with diabetes knows that they can make themselves crazy self-testing their blood glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are an important tool that can make daily diabetes management a lot easier.
A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women.