Month: November 2017

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Research Awards and Honors: November 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: Charumathi Baskaran, MD, of the Pediatric Endocrine Unit; Laura Dichtel, MD, of Neuroendocrinology; and Vibha Singhal, MD, of […]

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New Screening Technique Makes Waves in The Quest for Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

How could the study of patients under anesthesia lead to a new way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? It could all come down to brainwaves. Patrick Purdon, PhD, a researcher with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, is investigating how changes in brainwave patterns could potentially detect early signs of […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Crowdsourcing Cancer Research – Researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital will be recruiting attendees at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting next week to help them label tumors from […]

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Harvard Catalyst – A Great Resource for Researchers

Established in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of the University, Harvard Catalyst is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science […]

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Study Identifies New Targets for Huntington’s Disease Research

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, is the director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND).  Her work investigating the genetics of Huntington’s disease was recently featured in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes […]

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Celebrity Patients Bring Lupus into The Headlines, But Much Remains Unknown

This September, actress and singer Selena Gomez announced on Instagram that she underwent a kidney transplant as part of her treatment for lupus, an autoimmune disease in which a body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissues and organs. Gomez and other celebrities such as Nick Cannon, Toni Braxton and Seal have publicly spoken […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: A New Study Finds Good News About Treating Addiction – Dr. John Kelly of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital talks about his new study and says there’s some good news when it comes to […]

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Investigators Add New Insights to Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

With the number of reported Lyme disease infections on the rise, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are helping to meet the need for new diagnostic tools and treatments. The work of John Branda, MD, and Allen Steele, MD, was recently featured on the Mass General Giving Website. Here is a brief summary of the article, which […]

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A Snapshot of Science at Mass General: A New Approach to Targeted Cancer Treatments, Identifying Genes that Help Protect the Gut and Much More!

We wanted to share some recent Massachusetts General Hospital research that has been published in high impact, top-tier journals. This is just a small snapshot of the incredible research that takes place at Mass General each day — there’s lots more to find on the Mass General website! Cognitive Decline, Tau and β-Amyloid in Healthy Older Adults […]

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World Diabetes Day 2017: Recent Diabetes Research from Massachusetts General Hospital

Diabetes impacts an estimated 425 million people around the world, and that number is projected to rise to 693 million by 2045, according to the annual diabetes atlas released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Diabetes develops as a result of having too much sugar in the blood. Over time, that imbalance can cause serious and costly […]

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