Many people have heard about secondhand smoke or have experienced it being near a smoking bystander. But what about thirdhand smoke? Thirdhand smoke is the tobacco smoke residue remaining after a cigarette has been smoked. It can be residual smoke left in the air, but can also accumulate on surfaces, furniture, clothing and in dust. […]
In an recent article in Annals of Surgery, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT details the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionize the practice and teaching of surgery—and how patients will benefit with safer surgeries and better outcomes.
A team of researchers at Mass General, in collaboration with a team form the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, recently identified a pattern of brain inflammation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients that could be the key to diagnosing this elusive disorder.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, we are sharing some recent work from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, which was established in 2009 with a dual mission to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and to serve as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.
The Mass General Research Institute is made up of numerous centers, labs and researchers within the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are incredibly grateful to be a part of such a large community of innovative scientists. One of our centers, the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, recently highlighted several of their researchers to support women in […]
Here at Mass General, we are very lucky to have a number of researchers at the cutting edge of science. Every day we read interesting stories about ground-breaking research happening all around us. But this time around, we wanted to get a different view of the science. Instead of asking researchers to submit their papers, […]
Study Clarifies the Role of Stress in Differences in Life Expectancy for Residents of Three Boston Neighborhoods
In a city where most residents are within a short distance of world class academic medical centers, and in a state that makes health insurance available to all, why is there such a such a disparity in life expectancy among the residents of three Boston neighborhoods?
Experts have long thought of microglia as the immune cells of the brain because they support and defend cells within the central nervous system. To help describe their various functions, scientists have classified microglia into three different roles: sentinels, warriors and nurturers. But what happens to the brain when these microglia aren’t doing their job […]
Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. Continue reading to hear from a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Xandra Breakefield, PhD, has received the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The award provides […]
We are pleased to announce that your humble Mass General Research Institute blog has been named a gold medal winner for Best Social Networking at this year’s 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards! We are incredibly grateful to all of the forward-thinking scientists in the Mass General research community who have taken the time to share their stories […]