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HPV-associated Head and Neck Cancer Blood Test Shows Promise as a Test to Replace Tissue Biopsy

New research shows liquid biopsy for HPV-associated head and neck cancer is more than 98% accurate and obtained a diagnosis 26 days quicker on average than conventional tissue biopsy, in addition to costing 38% less. With HPV-associated head and...
1-Dec-2021 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Mass Eye and Ear Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Appoints New Senior Vice President

Pernell T. Reid, MD, MHA, MS, an experienced health care administrator with nearly two decades of practice management and financial leadership experience in academic medicine, is joining Mass Eye and Ear (a member hospital of Mass General Brigham)...
30-Nov-2021 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Role of Protein Behind Rare Norrie Disease; and Find Clues For Treating Hearing Loss

Researchers have identified the mechanism that can lead to deafness in the rare syndrome, Norrie disease, which may lead to promising treatment targets for the incurable disease and other forms of profound hearing loss.
5-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mass General Brigham Laryngology Researcher Awarded $11.9 Million NIH Grant to Lead New Multi-Institutional Center for Neurological Voice Disorders

Laryngology researcher Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, Dr med, of Mass Eye and Ear, has been awarded an $11.9 million P50 Clinical Research Center Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicable Disorders to form a new...
27-Sep-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lasting Immunity and Protection from New Single-Shot, Room-Temperature Stable COVID-19 Vaccine

Gene-based, single-dose AAVCOVID vaccine shown to offer disease protection in challenge study, and to elicit year-long immune response, according to new paper in Cell Host & Microbe.
7-Sep-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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