Women’s Health Week 2017

In honor of National Women’s Health Week this week, we put together a few highlights of the many Massachusetts General Hospital researchers who are investigating important topics pertaining to women’s health:

Eve Valera, PhD, a researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, is working to learn more about the traumatic brain injuries suffered by women in abusive relationships:
http://www.massgeneral.org/research/news/ResearcherProfiles/profile-valera-TBIs.aspx

A team from the Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories in the Department of Surgery discovered a hormone that may protect and preserve ovaries during chemotherapy:
https://mghresearchinstitute.com/2017/02/22/hormone-may-protect-and-preserve-ovaries-during-chemotherapy/

Researchers at the Cancer Center found that a specialized screening protocol may improve detection of ovarian cancer in high-risk women:
https://mghresearchinstitute.com/2017/03/06/specialized-screening-protocol-may-improve-detection-of-ovarian-cancer-in-high-risk-women/

A collaborative study between researchers at Mass General and Boston University School of Medicine found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men:
http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=2092

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