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Article ID: 720887

EPFL and researchers from Mass. Eye and Ear are developing next-generation hearing implants

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Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School and a team of EPFL researchers have developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new technology would improve existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.

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16-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Mass. Eye and Ear Raises More than $1.3 Million at 10th Annual Sense-ation! Gala

Article ID: 720483

Mass. Eye and Ear Raises More than $1.3 Million at 10th Annual Sense-ation! Gala

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear raised more than 1.3 million at its 10th Annual Sense-ation! Gala on October 7, 2019, at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Guests were treated to a specially-arranged performance from cast members from Disney’s The Lion King, presented by Broadway In Boston.

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9-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    6-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718381

Sound Deprivation in One Ear Leads to Speech Recognition Difficulties

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Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to a new study led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

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3-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717108

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Names Patricia (Tish) McMullin of Boston as new Executive Director

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The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Inc. (COBTH) has named Patricia (Tish) McMullin, Esq, as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective in September. McMullin succeeds John Erwin who, after serving 13 years in the role, left last December to become Vice Chancellor for Government Affairs at UMass Medical School. COBTH is a coalition of 12 Boston-area teaching hospitals that collaborate on issues fundamental to their missions of patient care, teaching, biomedical research and community health.

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7-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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    11-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715494

Study Questions if Tongue-Tie Surgery for Breastfeeding Is Always Needed

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New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie surgery to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence supporting the procedure. In a new study of 115 newborns, nearly 63 percent of children who were referred for surgery ended up not needing the procedure following a thorough feeding evaluation.

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9-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Names Dr. David S. Friedman Director of Glaucoma Service

Article ID: 712127

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Names Dr. David S. Friedman Director of Glaucoma Service

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Mass. Eye and Ear is pleased to welcome David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD, as Director of the Glaucoma Service, Co-Director of the Ophthalmology Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Medical Director of Clinical Research at Mass. Eye and Ear, and a member of the full-time faculty of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman will be the first incumbent of the Albert and Diane Kaneb Chair in Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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1-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Microglia, the Immune Cells of the Central Nervous System, Shown to Regulate Neuroinflammation
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    22-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711680

Microglia, the Immune Cells of the Central Nervous System, Shown to Regulate Neuroinflammation

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A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system—including the retina —serve as “gatekeepers” of neuroinflammation. Uveitis is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. In the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe for the first time a role for microglia in directing the initiation of autoimmune uveitis by orchestrating the inflammatory response within the retina.

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22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Chief Medical Officer Starts at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

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New Chief Medical Officer Starts at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

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Aalok Agarwala, MD, MBA, has been appointed the new Chief Medical Officer of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and joined the senior leadership team April 1 in this new role.

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18-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711474

Genomic Study Identifies Pathway for How Enterococcus faecalis Bacteria Causes Antibiotic Resistant Infection

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A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which occurred from the early through the mid-1980s, causing over 60 outbreak strains.

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17-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710392

Adhesive Gel Bonds to Eye Surface, Could Repair Injuries Without Surgery

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Corneal injuries are a common cause of visual impairment worldwide, with more than 1.5 million new cases of corneal blindness reported every year. With the goal of addressing this unmet clinical need, researchers set out to develop an adhesive designed for long-term integration with the cornea. The new technology, named GelCORE (gel for corneal regeneration), could one day reduce the need for surgery to repair injuries to the cornea, including those that would today require corneal transplantation.

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28-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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