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Massachusetts Eye and Ear appoints Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Anesthesia

Following a nationwide search, Mass. Eye and Ear named Aalok Agarwala, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer, and Kathrin Bourdeu, MD, PhD, as Chief of Anesthesia.
16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Electrical stimulation in the nose induces sense of smell in human subjects

Physicians at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb, a structure in the brain where smell information from the nose is...
27-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Exosomes “Swarm” to Protect Against Bacteria Inhaled Through the Nose

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear describes a newly discovered mechanism in a report published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). The findings shed new light on our immune systems — and also pave the way for...
5-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Strong Ability to Detect and Perceive Motion May Prevent Pilot Disorientation

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that good performance on a piloting task was associated with lower vestibular thresholds, which represent stronger ability to sense and perceive information about motion, balance and...
30-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, the Paul A. Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Director of the Ocular Genomics Institute at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Chief for Clinical Research in Ophthalmology and Interim Glaucoma Service...
15-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autoimmune Response Drives Vision Loss in Glaucoma

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of...
9-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Microglia Protect Sensory Cells Needed for Vision After Retinal Detachment

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain and retina, play a protective role in response to retinal detachment.
13-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Joan W. Miller, M.D., receives Howe Medal from American Ophthalmological Society

Joan W. Miller, M.D., the David Glendenning Cogan Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named the 2018 recipient of the...
29-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital dedicated to excellence in the care of disorders that affect the eye, ear, nose, throat, and adjacent regions of the head and neck. The Mass. Eye and Ear provides primary care and serves as a referral center for outpatient and inpatient medical and surgical care.

In conjunction with Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear is committed to the education of future health care professionals, as well as the education of the public concerning the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases in its specialties and concerning the rehabilitation of patients handicapped by these diseases.


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