Breathe Easy: Exosomes Swarms Among Immune System’s First Checkpoint
New Massachusetts Eye and Ear research gives new meaning to the expression, “the nose knows.” The study, led by Mass. Eye and Ear sinus surgeon Benjamin Bleier, MD, sheds new light on the nasal cavity’s pivotal role in the body’s immune response—and could lead to novel drug delivery mechanisms to treat conditions through the airway.
Retraining the Brain Toward Mobility After a Stroke
A brain stimulation technique under investigation through Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) could offer new hope to the 800,000 individuals who suffer a debilitating stroke every year.
Keeping the Lights on Through Winter Storms
With winter storms inevitably on the horizon in Massachusetts, a new Partners HealthCare preparedness initiative will help to keep our lights on—and vital patient services operational—through inclement weather.
Building a Brain To Trace Genetic Roots of Mental Illness
It may sound like a special effect engineered for the silver screen, but it’s a reality in Brigham and Women’s Hospital labs: mini brains, grown from human stem cells, that let researchers manipulate genes to study how certain mutations lead to mental illness.
The Digital Innovation Hub: Five Years of Incubating Innovation
A good idea is just an idea—until it finds champions to make it a real-life innovation. Institutions across Partners HealthCare are energized to embrace that spark. That was the vision behind the launch of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Digital Innovation Hub in 2013, when 72% of surveyed BWH employees said they had an innovative idea.
“Smart Dresser” Prototype Enhances Dementia Patients’ Morning Routine
Partners HealthCare researchers are committed to improving quality of life for all patients, including those who encounter significant challenges with everyday activities. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders, the simple act of getting dressed each day can be a complex ordeal.