Category: general

Mass General Research Institute

Did you know that Massachusetts General Hospital is home one of the largest medical research programs in the country? The Mass General Research Institute is a community of over 6,000 people working across more than 30 institutes, departments and centers. Our researchers work side-by-side with physicians—in the lab, in the clinic, and at the bedside—to […]

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NIH Director Francis Collins on His Agency’s Future and His Own

Great article about the National Institutes of Health from STAT “I am sure I have met with more than 300 members of the Congress face-to-face, and had a conversation about what medical research is about right now, and how does it happen, and what are the most exciting developments — and I can’t think of […]

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Finding a very good age in the Ether Dome

Great article on the historic Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital, and our 2,700-year-old resident mummy Padihershef.

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Looking to Write More Memorable Research Papers? Here Are Some Great Tips From the Research4life Website 

 

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Keeping the Lights On

“Productive anxiety is the competitive anxiety that we all have as scientists—worrying that you will get scooped on your next paper, or that someone else is working harder than you. Unproductive anxiety revolves around questions such as, “Am I going to get a paycheck? Am I going to be able to feed my kids? Am […]

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Quote from Dr. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate

It’s important to recognize that despite all the problems we have, this is still a great time to be doing science. There are unbelievable advances being made, and incredible new technologies that allow us to make discoveries that we couldn’t even dream about 20 years ago. So it may be harder in some respects, but […]

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Mass General Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak Reflects on the Future of Science in the United States

Jack Szostak, PhD, a molecular biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2009. With the perspective of his 35-year career in the sciences, Szostak recently joined a small panel of fellow Nobel Laureates to discuss the future of scientific careers for an audience of young scientists, and […]

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The Many Colors of Research At Mass General

Colorful light is used to highlight images of microfluidic devices from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital:

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Reflections of Science

Afternoon clouds and surrounding buildings are reflected in the mirrored windows of the Richard B. Simches Research Building at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Simches building is home to five thematic research centers, including: The Center for Systems Biology The Center for Human Genetic Research The Center for Regenerative Medicine The Center for Computational and Integrative […]

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When Medicine Meets the Arts

Did you know that Mass General has an official “writer-in-residence?” Primary care physician Suzanne Koven, MD, is first to hold the role in the hospital’s 200+ year history. Koven, whose work frequently appears in the Boston Globe and other publications, has observed that medicine’s crucial element—the clinician-patient relationship—has become threatened as the profession becomes increasingly technology-driven. She and other […]

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