Month: September 2016


Genetic Studies Reveals New Clues to Hereditary High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. We know that half the risk of developing high blood pressure is due to inherited factors, but until recently we only understood two percent of the genetic reasons for that risk. But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are now a step closer to understanding the genetic underpinnings ...


Study Suggests How “Super Aging” Older Adults Retain Youthful Memory Abilities

Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators examines a remarkable group of older adults whose memory performance is equivalent to that of younger individuals and finds that certain key areas of their brains resemble those ...


Final Thoughts from our Research Institute Summer Interns

As communications interns, Alyssa and Milo spent most of their time at the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute creating social media posts and writing articles on the research being conducted throughout the hospital. 


Mass General Team Works to Find Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Global Neurological Care

By Alyssa Gocinski Research Institute Intern In addition to seeing neurology patients here at Massachusetts General Hospital, Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD, (below, second from left) is committed to finding innovative solutions to neurological health challenges in resource-limited settings worldwide. In a recent interview, Mateen explained that many of the countries that she works with ...