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Research Suggests Thirdhand Smoke May Be the New Thing For Parents to Watch Out For

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. […]

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Mass General Researchers Detail How Artificial Intelligence Could Make Surgery Safer

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.

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Mass General Researchers Identify Pattern of Brain Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Patients

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.

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World AIDS Day 2018

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.

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Celebrating Women in Science

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 […]

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The Research Institute is Having an Image Contest

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, […]

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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?

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Regulating Microglia’s Three Roles May Be the Key to Managing Inflammation in the Brain

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 […]

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Mass General Research Awards and Honors: November 2018

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 […]

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MGRI Blog: Best Social Networking Award 2018 and Your Five Favorite Posts

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 […]

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