Category: Endocrinology Research

See the latest news and updates on endocrinology research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Updated Recommendations Provide Guidance for Women Experiencing Unwanted Hair Growth

For the first time since 2008, the Endocrine Society Task Force — which includes representatives from Massachusetts General Hospital — has issued an update to its Clinical Practice Guideline on hirsutism, a condition in which women experience unwanted hair growth in areas men typically grow hair. Here are five things to know about this condition […]

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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: Trump’s doctor says he has ‘incredible genes.’ Will they keep protecting his health? – quotes and features research by MGH physician Sekar Kathiresan and investigator Chris Newton-Cheh. Increased Risk of Diabetes-Related ED Visits With Unstable Housing – Unstable […]

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World Diabetes Day 2017: Recent Diabetes Research from Massachusetts General Hospital

Diabetes impacts an estimated 425 million people around the world, and that number is projected to rise to 693 million by 2045, according to the annual diabetes atlas released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Diabetes develops as a result of having too much sugar in the blood. Over time, that imbalance can cause serious and costly […]

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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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Studying the Many Impacts of Water Imbalance in the Body

Imagine a river bringing water to a village or town. What if there was a sudden rainstorm or drought? How would that impact the river’s flow, and the people and habitats that depend on this system? Just as an ecosystem relies on a river for life, so does the body rely on proper water transport […]

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Raising Awareness of Belly Fat and Its Impact on Men’s Health

Did you know that in addition to June being Men’s Health Month in the United States, this week (June 12th-18th) is Men’s Health Week in the UK? The focus this year is on belly fat which tends to be more prevalent in men than women. Regardless of a person’s overall weight, belly fat—also called abdominal […]

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Researchers Recommend New Eye Exam Screening for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: Five Things to Know

Treatment guidelines for patients with type 1 diabetes have long called for yearly eye exams. But is there an alternative to this one-size-fits-all approach that could reduce patient burden and costs while providing a quicker diagnosis? Findings from a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, lend insight into a possible new eye […]

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Genetic Study Identifies Link Between Body Shape and Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

When you put on weight, do the pounds show up at your waistline or on your hips? The answer could have long-term implications for your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and Type 2 diabetes. Learn how Massachusetts General Hospital researchers identified a link between body shape and risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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New Method for Testing Blood Sugar Levels Could Improve Diabetes Monitoring

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new method for measuring blood sugar levels in diabetes patients that could reduce testing errors by 50 percent. The new method, which uses a mathematical formula that factors in the average age of a person’s red blood cells (RBCs) in addition to the cells’ overall blood sugar […]

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