A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease. DNA methylation is a biochemical alteration of the building blocks of DNA and is one of the markers that indicate whether the DNA is open and biologically active in a given region of the human genome.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) conducted an analysis of all of the previous trials to date to better define both the benefits and risks of the competing anticoagulants.
Stimuli-Responsive Drug Delivery System Prevents Transplant Rejection, Reduces Toxicity, and Lasts for Months
A global collaboration including researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH); Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Bangalore, India; and University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, have developed a way to deliver immunosupressant drugs locally and when prompted, with the use of a biomaterial that self-assembles into a hydrogel (jello-like) material.
Decline in Daily Functioning Related to Decreased Brain Activity in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Decline in daily functioning associated with Alzheimer's disease is related to alterations in activity in certain regions of the brain, according to a study published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado found that astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during space flight. The research also highlights widespread use of sleeping medication use among astronauts.
New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that higher caffeine intake is associated with lower rates of tinnitus, often described as a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear when there is no outside source of the sounds, in younger and middle-aged women.
For the 22nd consecutive year, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals, ranking ninth in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.
Changes in Generic Pill Color and Shape Disrupt Use
Studying a national cohort of patients who recently suffered a heart attack, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that variation in appearance of generic drugs is associated with a greater risk of patients stopping their essential post-heart attack drugs.
In a new research study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, researchers highlight some of the clearest opportunities to reduce costs through the use of big data.
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