Massachusetts General Hospital

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Name: Massachusetts General Hospital
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

A Laboratory for Rare Cells Sheds Light on Cancer

Dangerous mix: Tumor cells collected from the bloodstream of a woman with breast cancer are seen growing in the lab.In 1869, the Australian physician Thomas Ashworth put the blood of woman who had died of breast cancer under a microscope. Peering through ... [Published Technology Review - 6 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

A History Of Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Legislation As A Vehicle For Protecting First Amendment Petitioning Activity From Retaliatory Defamation Claims

Before the passage of anti-SLAPP legislation, citizens engaged in First Amendment petitioning activity often found themselves the targets of retaliatory lawsuits.  For example, a group of neighbors might speak out at a local zoning commission hearing ... [Published JD Supra - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Researchers Use Microchip-Based Device to Culture Certain Types of Breast Cancer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A preliminary study at Massachusetts General Hospital found that specially developed microchips may be able to detect certain types of breast cancer cells in a patient's bloodstream.The study contained data from just ... [Published KMBZ - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Breast Cancer, biopsy, Tumor
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

Revere man dies in motorcycle crash

REVERE — State Police said a 21-year-old Revere man died after crashing his motorcycle at Route 16 and Route 107 Wednesday afternoon.Leon Chun, 21, of Revere, was taken from the scene to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead as a ... [Published ItemLive.com - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Relative contractile motion of the rings in a switchable palindromic [3]rotaxane in aqueous solution driven by radical-pairing interactions

bDepartment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, USAcHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular Biology, and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, ... [Published RSC - 11 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Portsmouth teen accused in DWI crash waives hearing

SEABROOK — Less than a month after striking two Hampton women with his car while headed to a graduation rehearsal, a Portsmouth teen, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident, waived his probable cause hearing Wednesday.Remi Gross-Santos, ... [Published Union Leader - 20 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Case 21-2014

Access includes the full-text article, media, slides, and article PDF.Preview of article PDF below.A 68-year-old man with a history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis was admitted to this hospital because of diplopia of 2 days' duration. On examination, ... [Published New England Journal of Medicine - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sunlight Creates Pleasure Chemical In the Body

There's a reason people want more of that sun tan. The sun's Ultra Violet (UV) Rays do not just pleasure the skin but goes deeper and pleasures the brain as well. A new study reveals that mice exposed to UV rays were seen to produce a feel good hormo ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

The Risks of Hospital Mergers

In retrospect, it looks as if Massachusetts made a serious mistake in 1994 when it let its two most prestigious hospitals-- Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard-- merge into a single system known ... [Published Advisen FPN - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

The scientific community does not give up its fight against Alzheimers disease

IRB Barcelona News - Institutional The scientific community does not give up its fight against Alzheimer’s diseaseAround 160 scientists, brought together by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation in a Barcelona Biomed Conference, are discussing the latest ... [Published IRB Barcelona - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

Statins, like Lipitor or Crestor, are taken by over 30 million Americans and are the most common type of fat lowering medication prescribed to fight heart disease. Statins decrease LDL or “bad” cholesterol, increase HDL or “good” cholesterol, and decrease ... [Published Augusta Chronicle - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

AHA News Now: Massachusetts General Hospital to receive AHA Equity of Care Award

Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston will receive the inaugural AHA Equity of Care Award July 21 at the Health Forum, AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote ... [Published AHA News - Jul 09 2014]

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MGH’s Professor Daniel Haber, an author on the latest study, said: "This approach of culturing circulating cancer cells in the blood, analysing them for new mutations that have developed during therapy, and testing the utility of drugs targeting those mutations could become the essence of individually adjusted cancer therapy in the future.”"
In addition, there are still unknowns about best usage. "Several problems regarding proton therapy — for example, the lack of image guidance — need to be solved" said Dr. Dirix said
NEXT ARTICLE More From BioPortfolio on "Cultured CTCs reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells"
...as the tumor evolves and acquires new mutations," says Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD, of the MGH Cancer Center, co-senior author of the Science paper. "We need to improve culture techniques before this is ready for clinical use, and we are working on doing that right now."

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Revere man dies in motorcycle crash [Published ItemLive.com - 11 hours ago]
Obesity link for siblings [Published Somerset County Gazette - 11 hours ago]
Relative contractile motion of the rings in a s... [Published RSC - 11 hours ago]
Hearing delayed for Portsmouth teen charged wit... [Published Portsmouth Herald - 12 hours ago]
The mess left by stress [Published Harvard Gazette - 12 hours ago]
Case 21-2014 [Published New England Journal of Medicine - 12 hours ago]
New particle-sorting method breaks speed records [Published MIT News - 13 hours ago]
New nurse Marchand continues Tellier family nur... [Published Valley Breeze - 13 hours ago]
2 dead in separate motorcycle crashes [Published WCVB.com - 14 hours ago]
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Paulette Langone, 74 [Published Salem Evening News - 17 hours ago]
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The mess left by stress [Published Harvard Gazette - 12 hours ago]
If you’re feeling more stressed out lately, you’re not alone. In fact, a new study says, you’ve got plenty of teeth-gritting company. The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was stress central on Wednesday afternoon, or more accurately ...
What Scott and Martha got wrong [Published Not Running a Hospital - Jul 10 2014]
In the John Adams 1779 version of the Massachusetts constitution, the Attorney General was appointed by the Governor. In 1855, the document was amended to provide for direct election of the AG by the public, to be the chief lawyer and law enforcement ...
Siblings More Likely Than Parents to Influence ... [Published TIME.com - Jul 08 2014]
A new study released Tuesday reported children are more than twice as likely to be obese when they have an obese sibling compared to when they have an obese parent. The study, which will be published in the October issue of the American Journal of ...
Obesity risk stronger among siblings [Published Harvard Gazette - Jul 08 2014]
While it is well known that a child’s risk of obesity is greater if he or she has obese family members, whether the type of relationship affects that risk has not been given as much attention. A new report led by an investigator at the Mongan Institute ...
Vitamin D Blog: Cancer Risk in IBD [Published MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for ph ... - Jul 08 2014]
(MedPage Today) -- In this Guest Blog, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discusses his recent study on vitamin D and its relationship with cancer in patients with irritable bowel d ...
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How Bad Is Marijuana for Your Health? [Published Slate Magazine - May 01 2014]
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