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The increased longevity of humans over the past century can be significantly attributed to advances resulting from medical research. Among the major benefits of medical research have been vaccines for measles and polio, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of maladies, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatments for AIDS among many.
Dr Ashok Balasubramanyam named vice president for academic integration at Baylor College of Medicine
Houston (US): Dr Ashok Balasubramanyam has been named vice president for academic integration at Baylor College of Medicine and senior associate dean for academic affairs. His initial focus will be at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Centre.
Washington: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have taken some initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of components that would generate an immune response and cardiac muscle cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which could come from a potential recipient.
Washington: President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Science to Rakesh K Jain, an Indian-American professor at Harvard Medical School and director of tumour biology laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Washington: A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its exact location. But current clinical techniques can only look at one part of the body at a time, slowing treatment and increasing the risk for complications. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow healthcare providers to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.
New York (IANS): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a phase II clinical trial for testing the ability of a promising vaccine to reverse advanced Type-1 diabetes, researchers said.
Washington: A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumours and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology.
Washington: A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found that for young, healthy women taking spironolactone to treat hormonal acne, frequent office visits and blood draws are an unnecessary healthcare expense.
Bengaluru: Sakra World Hospital, a joint venture of the Kirloskar group, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and SECOM of Japan, has joined hands with Partners Medical International, the academic arm of Partners HealthCare, a leading non-profit healthcare systems in the US and associated with Harvard affiliated hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston to bring world-class treatment options for heart patients in India.
Bengaluru: The Centre for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) on Friday announced the launch of CAMTech INDIA, an initiative to catalyse the development and adoption of new technologies to address preventable causes of death among women and children in India.