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Drug a dud for diastolic heart failure

A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart...

New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually...

Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells, then stimulate them to...

Swallow your technology: Drug-carrying nanoparticles that can be taken by mouth

Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases, including cancer. However, the particles have to be injected into patients, which...

Ethical debate on face transplantation has evolved over time

Once viewed as an "outlandish morally objectionable" concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a "feasible and necessary treatment" for severely...

Insomnia Could Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And Death In Men

There are lots of reasons to aim for a good night's sleep. Sleep helps us retain our memories. It helps our brains get rid...

Stem Cells Engineered to Become Targeted Drug Factories

A group of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers, and collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have found a...

Marriage linked to better cancer outcomes

People who are married when diagnosed with cancer live longer than those who are not, report researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham...

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