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SAN DIEGO—Promoting data sharing and medical device interoperability can help improve patient care and clinical decision making, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. Most medical devices currently used in the operating room environment are not designed to interconnect with each other, according to Julian M. Goldman, MD, an anesthesiologist and medical director…

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Four MIT faculty members have been named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): Angela M. Belcher is the James Mason Crafts Professor Department of Material Science and Engineering and Department of Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Her lab seeks…

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Mass General Brigham spinoff, Annovation BioPharma's next-generation intravenous anesthetic, ABP700, garnered promising clinical results and is expected to be acquired by The Medicines Company in early 2015. The Massachusetts General Hospital has been celebrated worldwide for nearly 200 years of anesthetic innovation – the iconic image of the Ether Dome surgery is hallowed throughout the…

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A profile of Warren Zapol, MD, the Emeritus Anesthetist-in-Chief and Reginald Jenney Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School In the 25 years since discovering a life-saving therapy consisting of breathing low levels of the gas nitric oxide—which is still the only selective inhaled pulmonary vasodilator—Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) anesthesiologist Warren M. Zapol, MD, and…

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Emery Brown, MD, PhD, and Patrick Purdon, PhD give insight into their research and use of a new neuroscience-based approach to researching anesthesia. A few years ago, Emery Brown, MD, PhD, realized that something seemingly obvious was missing from the way anesthesiologists historically had approached their research since drugs were first used to induce general…

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