Month: February 2017

Five Things to Know: The Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability and Autism

In this new series, we’ll provide you with five things you need to know about breaking research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) recently came out with a study published in Molecular Autism. ...

Hormone May Protect and Preserve Ovaries During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy’s anti-cancer effects depend on its ability to damage rapidly growing cells, which is beneficial when targeting cancer cells that multiply rapidly. However, chemotherapy also causes collateral damage to other types of rapidly growing cells, including cells found in the ovaries. A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development, called Mullerian ...

Study Provides New Treatment Option For Recurring Prostate Cancer Patients

There is new hope for the more than 30 percent of prostate cancer patients who will experience cancer recurrence after undergoing surgery to remove their prostate gland. Prostate cancer cells need androgens (also known as male hormones) to grow, and, in order to function properly, androgens must bind to receptors in the prostate. Medications called ...