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Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The team documented changes in patients’ EEGs that suggest the drug could have a...
23-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Reveal a Key Link Between Brain Circuits Governing Hunger and Cravings

By developing a new approach to imaging and manipulating particular groups of neurons in the mouse brain, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a pathway by which neurons governing feelings of hunger influence...
12-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Promising New Treatment Option for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

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The study tested the efficacy of tildrakizumab, an antibody that targets only a very specific immune system pathway. More than 60 percent of all patients who received the active medication showed improvement, compared to less than 10 percent of...
6-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

Chocolate consumption, particularly of dark chocolate, has been linked to improvements in various indicators of heart health. This study examined the possible association between chocolate intake and a lower rate of being diagnosed with atrial...
19-May-2017 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dramatic Cooperation Between Two Infectious Bacteria Revealed by BIDMC Researchers

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New methodology allowed researchers at BIDMC to more easily investigate mechanisms of infection and provide new insight into how pathogens can work together to cause disease. Using the new tool, researchers confirmed a safer model for study of...
11-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
9-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Improve Chronic Pain, Get More Sleep (Coffee Helps Too)

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New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of...
5-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ethics Study: Inconsistent State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision-Making

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A patchwork of state laws can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients’ medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers continue to age, according to medical ethics...
11-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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