Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD, FACC, FAHA, Director, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program, and Chief, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Medicine, discusses the noninvasive assessment of coronary vascular function in the evaluation of known or suspected CAD.
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BWH Clinical and Research Findings
How Liver ‘Talks’ To Muscle: A Well-Timed, Coordinated Conversation
A major collaborative research effort involving scientists at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard University have uncovered a novel signal mechanism that controls how fat storage in the liver can communicate with fat burning in skeletal muscle. Especially striking is that 1) this ‘conversation' involves one nuclear receptor-controlling gene expression in the liver influencing another nuclear receptor in muscle, 2) this circuit is influenced by day-night cycles, and 3) the research team identified a specific circulating lipid molecule that plays the role of messenger between liver and muscle.
Brachytherapy to Treat Cervical Cancer Declines in US, Treatment Associated With Higher Survival
A study by researchers at BWH found that brachytherapy treatment was associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival in women with cervical cancer. The population-based analysis also revealed geographic disparities and decline in brachytherapy treatment in the United States.