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March 2018 awards honors

Research Awards and Honors: March 2018

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: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, has received the 2018 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. […]

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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: Vanishing Bone: The Medical Mystery That Could Have Derailed Millions Of Hip Replacements – The twist-filled backstory of disaster averted as told by former Mass General chief of joint replacement surgery Dr. William H. Harris Standard Age For Mammograms Puts Nonwhite […]

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February 2018 awards honors

Research Awards and Honors: February 2018

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: Dania Daye, MD, PhD, a resident in the Department of Radiology, has received a Trainee Research Prize from […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: A Strategy for Sneaking Drugs Into Tumor Cells

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. July 2017: Could a Technique Echoing an Ancient Greek Military Strategy Point the Way to More Effective Cancer Treatments? According to Greek […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Aspirin and Risk of Cancer Death

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. April 2017: New Study Finds Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Risk of Cancer Death A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital reports that long-term regular […]

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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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Could the Microbiome be the Key to Ending Chemotherapy-Induced Pain?

Most of us have experienced the odd sensation of “pins and needles” in our hands or feet. While annoying and painful, the sensation usually goes away quickly. But for many people with peripheral neuropathy, a disorder involving increased sensitivity of nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, this experience may linger for months to […]

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Liquid Biopsies Give Clues on When and Why Cancer Treatments Lose their Efficacy

With the advent of targeted cancer therapies and immunotherapy, and with new CAR-T therapies on the way, more cancer patients are living with their disease. However, many cancer patients find that their therapies have limitations and are faced with the potential of disease progression. Often, those who initially respond to a course of treatment eventually […]

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A Snapshot of Science: Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease, Development of Type 1 Diabetes, and Much More

We wanted to share some recent Mass General 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 at massgeneral.org/research/news!   DETECTING AND TREATING STIFF TUMORS Published in Nature Scientific Reports on […]

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New Study Shows Lymph Nodes Aren’t Always to Blame for Cancer Progression

In a case of mistaken identity, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that lymph nodes are not always responsible for cancer’s deadly progression to other organs. These results buck many preconceived notions about lymph nodes’ role in cancer development and suggest a new pattern for the progression of certain types of cancer. Doctors recognize […]

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