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Partners Biobank Surpasses 100,000 Participants

Kristine Trudeau enrolled in the Partners HealthCare Biobank knowing she wanted to help advance medicine and potentially save lives. She never thought that her participation would eventually save her life, too.

August 8, 2019
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Q&A with Mallika Mendu, MD: A New Day for Kidney Health

On July 10, the White House announced an executive order to launch Advancing American Kidney Health, an initiative to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease, expand options for patients and reduce health care costs.

July 25, 2019
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Study: Radiation Treatment Increases Cardiac Risk for Lung Cancer Patients

As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients’ lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure.

July 11, 2019
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From left: Sarah Thompson, Catherine Masse and Maureen Tapper discuss their research during a poster presentation.

Karsh Nursing Scholars Day ‘Pitch Fest’ Spotlights Nurse Innovators

Following a high-energy pitch session before a live audience in Bornstein Amphitheater, two teams of nurses were named the winners of the inaugural Karsh Nursing Scholars Day “Pitch Fest” and received funding for novel initiatives designed to enhance care and the patient experience.

June 6, 2019
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Clinical Trials Day

Research Community Celebrates Discovery on Clinical Trials Day

In honor of Clinical Trials Day on May 20, faculty and staff from across the Brigham participated in a national campaign paying tribute to scientific advances propelled by clinical trials and raising awareness about career paths in clinical research.

May 23, 2019
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Vesela Kovacheva snuggles with her oldest daughter, Kalina, moments after her birth at the Brigham.

OB Anesthesiologist Taps into Technology for Safer C-Sections

As an obstetric anesthesiologist and a mother of two daughters, Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, has a keen understanding of what many of her patients experience during childbirth.

May 16, 2019
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Study Details New Way to Measure Millisecond Changes in Brain Function

The speed of the human brain is remarkable — in a fraction of a second, neurons are activated in response to stimuli. The speed at which we can follow brain function using an MRI has not been as impressive, but Brigham investigators hope to change that.

April 25, 2019
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From left: Ann Woolley and Peter Bucciarelli

Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted

Bucciarelli is one of 35 patients who are thriving after participating in the DONATE HCV Trial, which studied whether thoracic organs (heart or lung) from donors infected with hepatitis C could be safely transplanted to recipients who did not have the virus.

April 4, 2019
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Front: Meir Stampfer and Francine Grodstein at the study’s biorepository. Back: Caitlin Barrows removes samples from a nitrogen freezer. (Photo by Stu Rosner)

After 4 Decades, Nurses’ Health Study Remains a Research Treasure Trove

Much of the health advice we hear today stems from a single source: the Nurses’ Health Study.

March 21, 2019
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Study: Smoking Cessation May Reduce Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA, or have they permanently altered their risk of the disease?

March 7, 2019