The Realities of Artificial Intelligence-Driven Decision-Making
As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly brought to bear in diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and personalized medicine, some experts are expressing concern over its reliability and accuracy.
Brigham Researchers Follow Genetic Trail to Target an Intractable Skin Disease
A new, genetic-level discovery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers a potential pathway toward better treatments for psoriasis, an often-debilitating condition impacting at least 100 million individuals worldwide.
To Stop Tremor in Its Tracks, Brain Surgery Without the Surgery
For patients like 77-year-old Lou Pandolfe of West Hartford, Connecticut, treatment for benign essential tremor was once limited to partially effective medications or invasive and complex brain surgery.
Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Innovation Offers Out-of-the-Box Approach to Heart Transplants
With so many patients awaiting organs for transplantation, transplant teams are in constant pursuit of innovations that can open up availability of organs for patients in need. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), that out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in a “heart in a box” approach to heart transplants
Hair Cells Hold New Hope for Hearing Loss
Since the damage or loss of hair cells, specialized inner-ear cells that transmit sound vibrations via electrical signals to the brain, is responsible for hearing loss, restoring those hair cells could restore hearing.
With More Than 100,000 Participants, Partners Biobank Is Meeting Its Research Mission
Within the Partners HealthCare Biobank—a collection of patient blood samples combined with Partners electronic health record data and self-reported family health history—volume yields insights.