Month: June 2015

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Work in Research at Massachusetts General Hospital

Did you know that each week, the Mass General Research Institute posts a downloadable, hyperlinked PDF listing of all open research jobs? Our latest list, updated this morning, includes more than 180 open positions. View all research job openings

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Translational Research Leader Sees Huge Potential

“We need to create a front door where industry, outside investigators and other potential partners can come in to us and say, ‘We are working on this disease. We need help. We need advice. Who in the MGH community are the right people to talk to?’” Translational Research Leader Sees Huge Potential – Massachusetts General […]

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Looking Back at Research in the Past

Here are some photos of research at Massachusetts General Hospital during the 1960s and 70 (in case you couldn’t tell by the sideburns and braids).

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Could the Ocean Lead the Way to New Cancer Treatments and Antibiotics?

Aging physicians, secrets to disease treatment from the ocean floor and genetic sequencing of Ebola are just a few topics covered in the latest issue of Mass General’s Proto Magazine: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Medicine, online now. LEARN MORE

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Research Study Seeks to Extend the Time Window for Stroke Intervention

According to Dr. R. Gilberto Gonzalez, MD, PhD, Director of the Neuroradiology division at Massachusetts General Hospital, it’s shaping up to be a big year for research on stroke treatment. Our researchers are currently working on a study to identify patients that will benefit from an interventional procedure to remove the clot that causes the patient’s stroke, even after […]

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Bacterial Communities of the Female Genital Tract May Have an Impact on Inflammation, HIV Risk

A team of researchers from Mass General and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT and Harvard has found that certain bacteria populations found in healthy South Africa women are significantly different from those of healthy women in more developed countries. Moreover, they found that these bacteria are associated with increased inflammation in the genital […]

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A Rich History of Research at Massachusetts General Hospital

Here’s a blast from the past. An undated photo from one of the research labs at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mass General operates the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, and has been leading the way in medical innovation for more than 200 years. Do you have a guess for when this photo was […]

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Study Suggests that Meditation and Yoga May Help Symptoms of IBS and IBD

A new pilot study that includes researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, suggests that teaching relaxation techniques to patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may help to alleviate their symptoms and better equip them to deal with the discomfort that results from both disorders. In a study of 48 individuals with IBS or IBD, entering […]

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Researchers find possible link between microbiome population changes and onset of Type 1 diabetes

A coalition of researchers led by Dr. Ramnik Xavier of Mass General has identified a connection between changes in gut microbiota (the microbes living in our intestines) and the onset of Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The study, which followed infants who were genetically predisposed to develop T1D, found that the onset of diabetes was preceded by a drop in […]

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Mass General Study Shows How Meditating Changes Brain Structure

Could meditating for 30 minutes a day actually change your brain structure? Sara Lazar, PhD, a neuroscientist at Mass General, has compiled brain imaging data suggesting that it can. In a controlled study of two groups of people who had never meditated before, Dr. Lazar found significant growth in brain volume in the group that […]

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