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.
At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Technology Enables Better Bladder Cancer Detection, Treatment
A leading-edge technology now available at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) offers a new approach to visualizing and treating bladder cancer—and new hope for patients.
Losing Sleep: Treating Chronic Sleep Disorders in Older Adults
Sleep apnea—episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep—is a common sleep disorder among adults over 50. It’s treatable, with breathing assistance devices and lifestyle changes, among other options, but a critical flaw in the way it’s diagnosed keeps too many individuals from seeking treatment
Accelerating Vaccines’ Trajectory, from Protein to Patient
Within the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, efforts are underway to accelerate the development of vaccines aimed at protecting populations from global health threats.
New NIH Grant to Boost Brain Insights at McLean Hospital
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support and expand continued research into brain health using human brain specimens at McLean Hospital.