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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gathering areas support families and encourage social interaction
Touch-down areas facilitate collaboration between specialists
Growth and development space offers rich sensory environment, promotes interaction with staff and families
Nursing stations are centrally-located near patient rooms
Certain rooms accommodate twins
Single patient rooms offer added privacy for families
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
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
A 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