Brigham and Women's Hospital

Blue light may fight fatigue around the clock

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that exposure to short wavelength, or blue light, during the biological day directly and immediately improves alertness and performance. These ...

Feb 03, 2014
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New insights into facial transplantation

In 2009, the first face transplant was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and lead surgeon, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac has been pioneering the procedure since. However, understanding the technical challenges, particularly ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Bio-inspired glue keeps hearts securely sealed

When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Hysterectomized women may benefit from testosterone

Hysterectomy and oophorectomy (the removal of ovaries) are performed to treat various diseases in women, including cancer. These procedures are accompanied not only by a decline in estrogen but also testosterone levels in ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Insomnia linked to mortality risk

Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some insomnia symptoms are associated ...

Nov 20, 2013
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