Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.
"We took a rat apart and rebuilt it as a jellyfish," one of the researchers said. But don't worry - they're not all sitting around in... Read more
WBUR reports on possible effects of research cuts on teaching hospitals in Massachusetts, which bring in more federal science funds per capita than any other state - some $2.4 billion just from the National Institutes of Health last year.
The first 80 people who donate blood on Thursday at Mass. General get a free lunch provided by Redbones Barbecue of Somerville.
Galen Loving, a researcher at Mass. General, reports he accidentally left a laptop at Anna's Taqueria in Davis Square around 7 p.m. on Thursday - and that it's now missing:
The computer has important data on it regarding work we've been doing to study pancreatic cancer. The research data contained within the computer is far more important than the computer itself. If anyone has... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted David Flavell, 40, of trying to rape a woman in a Mass. General restroom last October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Flavell was found guilty on charges of assault with intent to rape, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and one... Read more
Dr. Michael Bailin demonstrates an awake endotracheal intubation at Mass. General - on himself:
Via Dr. T, herself an anesthesiologist, who watched the video admiringly.
By Medicare inspectors, the Globe reports.
The Globe reports on the problem of sensors that could save patient lives being turned off or simply ignored.
Francis Pelosi, 56, of Boston, was arrested around 7 p.m. yesterday after he locked himself in an emergency-department men's room at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
While arguing with hospital staff and police trying to get him out, Pelosi allegedly threatened to kill the Chelsea police chief, the DA's office says,... Read more
The following is a statement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley on preliminary findings into the death of Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading, at 50 Staniford St. on Oct. 27:
As you know, the homicide units of my office and the Boston Police Department are investigating Tuesday's fatal shooting at 50 Staniford St. That investigation remains ongoing, with many steps to complete before we... Read more
Boston Police report a psychiatric patient was fatally shot by an off-duty security guard after he attacked a doctor with a knife this afternoon in a Mass. General building on Staniford Street.
Police say the security guard, who does not work for Mass. General, shot Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading, "multiple times" after he had stabbed the doctor repeatedly. Both victims were taken to... Read more
David Flavell, charged with attacking and attempting to rape a woman in a Mass. General restroom on Thursday was ordered sent to a secure unit at Bridgewater State Hospital for observation for 20 days to determine whether he's competent for trial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's next scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court on Nov. 16 for a status hearing.... Read more
Boston Police report David Flavell, 40, was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman in a hospital restroom. According to police:
Preliminary investigation, at this time, indicates that the victim was assaulted by the suspect but that no sexual assault occurred.
Flavell is scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault... Read more