Medicine

My life with Lyme

My life with Lyme

On Easter Sunday 2007, I woke up unable to move from the neck down. It sounds scary now, but I wasn't scared at the...
Prostate cancer breakthrough could lead to new diagnostic tests and treatments

Prostate cancer breakthrough could lead to new diagnostic tests and treatments

Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted...
New international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

New international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

With help from local experts at BUSM and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) published new guidelines for the management of...
Detecting lung cancer in the nose

Detecting lung cancer in the nose

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States—and in the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, it accounts for more...
Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa

Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa

For the first time, researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease can lead to...
Better diabetes treatment? Artificial beta cells from human kidney cells

Better diabetes treatment? Artificial beta cells from human kidney cells

Recently, researchers have produced artificial beta cells using a straightforward engineering approach. The artificial beta cells can do everything that natural ones do: they measure...
Minimally invasive treatments for structural heart disease

Minimally invasive treatments for structural heart disease

Heart disease comes in many forms. Although blockages in the arteries of the heart, also known as coronary artery disease, are the best known, there...
New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries

New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries

A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7% effective in preventing severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus, according to a new study...
Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoring

Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoring

Technology being developed at Washington State University provides a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease's progression. The innovative filter-like device isolates...
This tool can help doctors identify early pancreatic cancer

This tool can help doctors identify early pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer does not have high survival rate largely because physicians lack diagnostic tools to detect the disease in its early, treatable stages. Now, a...