Category: Mass General Research

New Protocol Could Improve Early Autism Diagnosis Through Eye Tracking

Researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new testing protocol to screen infants, toddlers and young children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using eye tracking software. The tool could increase early detection rates and reduce the time and cost of current screening techniques.

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Research Finds a Little Bit of Empathy Makes a Big Difference

Helen Riess, MD, Mass General researcher and practicing psychiatrist, conducted research and developed a training to teach clinicians empathy skills to use in their practice.

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MGRI Image Contest: Meet Our Winner and the Top 10!

We recently had an image contest to see what research at Mass General looks like. Meet the researchers behind the top 10!

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Mass General Researcher Resolutions

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, we reached out to a few of our top researchers at Mass General to hear about their proudest moments from 2018 and what they look forward to accomplishing in 2019.

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Mass General Research Wrapped 2018

To bring this year to a close and to celebrate the beginning of a new year, we chose a few of our proudest accomplishments and most meaningful milestones to give you Mass General Research Wrapped.

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Over 30 Mass General Researchers Are Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2018

Clarivate Analytics’s annual Highly Cited Researchers Report was released earlier this month, and we are pleased to announce that 37 investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital made the list.

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New Research Finds ADHD Diagnoses are More Common Among Younger Children in the Classroom

A recent study by investigators from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital found that children with August birthdays in school systems that have a September 1st grade cutoff are up to 30% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

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SurgiBox: Mass General Trauma Surgeon Helps Bring Safer Surgery to the Field

SurgiBox is an inflatable, sterile surgical environment that fits in a backpack and allows for safe surgery anywhere.

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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 a 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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