Month: September 2017

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Lady Gaga’s Diagnosis Helps Shed Light on a Perplexing Chronic Pain Disorder

Despite her celebrity status, Lady Gaga has been remarkably honest and open about her struggles with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. The star announced her diagnosis on social media earlier this month, and just recently canceled tour dates due to disorder-related complications. Fibromyalgia has traditionally been a challenge to diagnose and treat, because there is […]

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Mass General’s Research Awards and Honors: September 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Aaron Aguirre, MD, PhD, of the Cardiology Division and the Center for Systems Biology, has received a 2017 Physician/Scientist […]

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Could an App Ease the Stress of Managing Heart Failure?

A heart failure diagnosis can be an unsettling experience. Add in a deluge of new medication regimens and lifestyle changes to implement, and the entire episode can begin to feel very overwhelming for a heart failure patient. A new smartphone app from Jana Care, called Heart Habits, was created in the hopes of streamlining cardiac […]

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Thank You Postdocs!

As National Postdoc Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to thank postdocs across the country, and especially those at Mass General, for all their hard work and dedication to research and scientific discovery. Here at Mass General, we have over 1800 postdoctoral fellows who collectively contribute to over 6100 active research projects. Earlier […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Amy Tsurumi

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of our amazing Mass General postdocs to highlight their research and what inspires them. Our fourth and final featured postdoc this year is Amy Tsurumi, PhD, a research fellow in the Rahme Lab. Where did you get your PhD from? […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Xavier Fernando Vela Parada

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, all this week we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of our amazing Mass General postdocs to highlight their research and what inspires them. Xavier Fernando Vela Parada is a research fellow in the Thadhani Lab in the Nephrology Division. Where did you get your MD from? I […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Echoe Bouta

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, all this week we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of our amazing Mass General postdocs to highlight their research and what inspires them. Meet Echoe Bouta, PhD, a research fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Where did you get your PhD from? University of Rochester […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Robert Lochhead

This week is National Postdoc Appreciation Week, a time to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to the research community. In celebration, all this week we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of the amazing postdocs here at Mass General to highlight their research and what inspires them. First, we’d like to introduce […]

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Researchers and Clinicians Revolutionize Prevention Efforts for Brain Disease

What if you had a strong family history of Alzheimer’s disease, but weren’t currently showing any symptoms? What could you do to stave off the cognitive decline and loss of memory associated with this devastating disease? A team of researchers and clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital wants to be your resource in situations like these. […]

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Obesity Prevention Researchers Make Strides with First 1,000 Days Program

How early should we start taking steps to prevent childhood obesity? It could be before the baby is even born. That’s the thinking of the research team behind the First 1,000 Days Program, an initiative launched by Massachusetts General Hospital for Children that provides assistance to women during the timeframe believed to be most critical […]

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