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.
Convening Leading Experts to Tackle a Rare Liver Disease
Patients with a rare chronic liver disease have new reason for hope thanks to the launch of a first-of-its-kind center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at identifying and pursuing life-saving treatments.
Near-Death Experiences Could Shed Light on the Brain’s Inner Life
Are near-death experiences (NDEs) a side effect of science or spirituality? A team at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Center for Neurotechnology and Neuro-recovery and Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness, wants to find out.
Heart Health Insights, from Your Apple Watch
Can a wearable app provide valuable insights into an individual’s heart health risks? An exciting partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the American Heart Association, and Apple is aimed at finding out.
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.