Month: October 2017

How a 3D Model of Alzheimer’s Disease is Providing New Hope in the Search for Treatments

Reigning in Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge — more than 10 million families are affected by this degenerative neurological disease, and the number of patients dying from the disease has increased 68 percent since 2010. In the past decade, attempts at developing drugs to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have ...

Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: For Some, Cutting-Edge ‘CAR-T’ Treatment Unleashes ‘Pac-Man’ Cells Against Blood Cancer Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth Why Precision Research May Lead To Blockbuster, Not Customized, Medicines Mass. General Dilemma: Separate Conjoined Twins To Save ...

Health Literacy and Science Communication: Two Sides of the Same Health Communication Coin?

Did you know that October is Health Literacy month? As part of this month-long focus on clear and understandable health information, the Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center recently hosted a talk by Stacy Robison, MPH, MPCHES, co-founder of CommunicateHealth—a health education and communication firm—on the issues of health literacy in the digital age and how ...

Research Awards and Honors: October 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: Deepak Balani, DMD, PhD, research fellow in the Endocrine Unit, has received the 2017 American Society for Bone and ...

Wireless Sleep Monitoring System Could Make Sleep Studies Much Easier

If you find yourself tossing and turning all night, or hitting snooze a few too many times each morning, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and these sleep issues can get worse in individuals with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from MIT and Mass General recently unveiled a wireless, ...

Weekend Research Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Everyday bumps injured her joints, but finding the reason took half a century (STAT article written by Mass General physician Allison Bond) Just ‘baby blues’ or postpartum depression? New app screens new mothers This stretchy implant ...

Liquid Biopsies Give Clues on When and Why Cancer Treatments Lose their Efficacy

With the advent of targeted cancer therapies and immunotherapy, and with new CAR-T therapies on the way, more cancer patients are living with their disease. However, many cancer patients find that their therapies have limitations and are faced with the potential of disease progression. Often, those who initially respond to a course of treatment eventually ...

Meet our Fall Communications Intern!

Please join us in welcoming Nishtha Yadav, a graduate student at Emerson College and our communications intern this semester. Be sure to check back here for updates on what she’s working on! Name Nishtha Yadav Where do you attend school and what’s your major, and year? I’m a second year Communication Management graduate student at ...

HUBweek Art of Talking Science Competition Recap

Last Wednesday the Mass General Research Institute hosted The Art of Talking Science: Rise of the Machines at the Russell Museum at Massachusetts General Hospital. As part HUBweek’s weeklong festival, this science communication competition challenged researchers focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital health to present their science in four minutes or less. Each ...

Four Massachusetts General Hospital Researchers Receive Prestigious NIH Director’s Awards

Please join us in congratulating the four Mass General investigators who recently received director’s awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists who propose innovative approaches with high-impact potential to major challenges in biomedical research. Continue reading to learn more about each researcher and their proposed work as ...