Zeroing in on the Genetic Roots of Fibroids

Cynthia Morton, PhD

In the effort to identify genetic drivers of fibroids, the lab of Cynthia Morton, PhD, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is at an international crossroads. In recent years, Morton and investigators worldwide have been studying the molecular and genetic background of fibroids that may contribute to their development and growth.

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Placenta Accreta on the Rise, Research Suggests More Options for Safe Management


The increasing frequency of placenta accreta is raising new questions about the best way to manage this dangerous condition. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers are creating a body of data to learn if some women with previa-accreta can be selected for a later delivery, if placenta accreta requires general anesthesia, and potential future risks for women who have had accreta during pregnancy.

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Research Offers Insight into Option for Vaginal Versus Cesarean Delivery for Twins

In the face of rising Cesarean section rates – including nearly all twin births, obstetrician Daniela Anne Carusi, MD, MSc, and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) questioned whether Cesarean delivery was warranted for all twins.

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Infant Brain Monitoring Brings NICU Care to New Level

In the newly expanded NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), advanced monitoring of newborn brain activity and oxygen saturation in the brain tissue provides optimal care and protection.

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Completes Expansion of Patient-focused Level 3 NICU

We are pleased to announce the completed expansion and renovation of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This regional Level 3 NICU, and the largest NICU in Massachusetts, is a state-of-the-art facility with a design that reflects evidence-based research about the optimal environment for critically ill infants and their families.


Disparities in Care for Publicly Insured Women with Pregestational Diabetes

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital study examines the association among public health insurance, preconception care, and pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women with pregestational diabetes.  Read More

Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer via a Blood Test, Aided by Artificial Intelligence

With the help of artificial intelligence, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) have developed an early diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer that shows equal sensitivity but far fewer false positives than previous testing strategies. Read More

Study Show Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Endometriosis Diagnosis

breastfeeding.jpgA recent study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) investigators found that women who breastfed for longer periods of time were less likely to develop endometriosis. These findings offer new insights into a condition that has had very few known, modifiable risk factors. The findings were published in The BMJ. Read More