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Wearable Devices Can Reduce Collision Risk in Blind and Visually Impaired People

A wearable computer vision device with vibrating wristbands was shown in a randomized trial to reduce collisions for both people who are blind or those who are visually impaired and using a long cane and/or guide dog by 37 percent, compared to using...
21-Jul-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mass Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital Appoint Mark Varvares, MD, FACS, Chief of the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Mark Varvares, MD, FACS, has been appointed as the next Chief of the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as Chair of the Department of OHNS at Harvard Medical...
6-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Disorders Tally $94.9 Billion in Health Care Costs Each Year

Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization, conservatively placing an additional $94.9 billion in costs each year to the U.S. health care system, according to a new study from researchers at Mass Eye...
7-May-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Infectious Disease Researcher Appointed Inaugural Chief Scientific Officer at Mass Eye and Ear

Michael S. Gilmore, PhD, a renowned microbiologist who has led infectious disease efforts at leading research institutions, has been appointed the first Chief Scientific Officer at Mass Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham,...
6-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Identifies 127 Glaucoma Genes in Largest Study of Its Kind

In the largest genome-wide association study of glaucoma to date, an international team of researchers compared the genes of 34,179 people with the disease to 349,321 control subjects. They identified 127 genes linked to glaucoma, including 44 new...
22-Feb-2021 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

AAVCOVID Releases Preclinical Data on Single-Dose, Room Temperature-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine Supported by New Funding

The AAVCOVID vaccine program, a novel gene-based vaccine strategy that utilizes an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector, was granted an award for up to $2.1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In data released in preprint, two AAVCOVID...
27-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Head and Neck Imaging Expert Appointed Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear

Dr. Mary Beth Cunnane, a radiologist who specializes in the imaging of patients with diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and head and neck, has been appointed Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear in Boston.
20-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Not Needed After Most Sinus Surgeries According to Randomized Controlled Trial

A new randomized controlled trial has found antibiotics are not necessary after routine sinus surgery for preventing infection and optimizing patient outcomes.
6-Jan-2021 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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