Postdoc Profile: Anna Khimchenko, PhD

Scientific research is complex and often not straightforward. Thus, one needs to be smart, well-organized and hardworking to be successful. So, work hard, learn new things each minute, try to become better each day, and you will be acknowledged.

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Weekend Links: Barn Owls and ADHD Research, How Your Brain Creates a Sense of Self and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Mass General researcher finds that earlier palliative care improves patient quality of life in serious illnesses

Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: Palliative care is treatment that is designed to provide ...

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Congrats to the 2018 KL2/CMeRIT Awardees from Mass General

The KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) program provides advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junior faculty from all health professions represented by Harvard Catalyst, including medicine, dentistry, and nursing. Congratulations to this year’s winners from Massachusetts General Hospital! Below, you will find summaries of their projects as well as ...

Shear Inspiration: Can Beauty Salons Connect South African Women to Life Saving Health Services?

If you’ve ever spent time in a beauty salon, you know that hair stylists give their clients more than just a new cut, color or style. They often serve as friends and confidants, dispensing advice on relationships, family and work challenges. But could they also help to prevent unwanted pregnancies and stop the spread of ...

Weekend Links: Brain Differences for Men and Women After Soccer Injuries; Can MDMA Help with Social Anxiety in Autism and More

Weekend links is a collection of interesting science stories from across the web, curated by your friends at the Mass General Research Institute. Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety? (Benjamin Bell writing for Massive Science) For the nightly news and cop shows, Ecstasy is the scourge of music festivals, the substance of ...

Exploring Sleep-Disease Links

Richa Saxena, PhD, a principal investigator for the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is looking at the genetics of sleep and its link to disease. Dr. Saxena is a Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022. What is the most exciting sleep research that you and your team are doing? What’s been most exciting ...

Bringing a 70-Year-Old Surgical Technique Into the 21st Century

Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on ...

Research Awards and Honors: August 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. Continue reading to hear from a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Arunava Bandyopadhaya, PhD, of the Center for Surgery, Bioengineering and Innovation and the Department of Surgery, has been ...

Event Highlights Progress on Brain Disease Research

Determined collaboration and groundbreaking technology have led to exciting advances in efforts to solve the challenges of brain diseases, researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases(MIND) told patients, families and friends recently. On May 16, 2018, nearly 100 people attended the event at the MIND labs at the Charlestown Navy Yard. MIND’s Visiting Day gathering ...