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BOSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — Researchers at Harvard University found that blocking specific signaling enzymes that contribute to common benign skin lesions called seborrheic keratoses, or SKs, cause them die, according to a new study. The researchers, who work at Massachusetts General Hospital, were investigating why the lesions, which have genetic similarities to cancer, grow…

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Most heroes don’t think of themselves as extraordinary people. If you were to ask any of the people on this list if they think of themselves as heroes, they’d probably say no. What they all have in common, however, is a desire to make a difference. Most heroes don’t think of themselves as extraordinary people.…

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Men who get prostate cancer surgery at hospitals that do a lot of these procedures may have better results, and those better outcomes might help offset the added cost of care at specialized facilities, a U.S. study suggests. Plenty of evidence for prostate cancer and a host of other medical conditions links the best outcomes…

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Highlighting the Austens, a family whose innovations have revolutionized medical care and clinical research since the 1950s. For a fortunate few, vision isn't just one of the five senses. It's the predominant sense; it's a way of life. Vision is imagining a solution, already attained: What does it look like? How does it work? Where…

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A behind the scenes look at surgical innovations across Mass General Brigham. From image-guided operating rooms to whole organ regeneration, the departments of surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are blazing new trails in surgical innovation. “The stereotypical surgeon is in the operating room, focusing on the best…

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