Category: Genetics and Genomics Research

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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: Exercise may help make heart younger – In a new study performed in mice, researchers from the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute uncovered one explanation for why exercise might […]

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Large-Scale Study Provides New Insights Into the Genetic Contributors to Schizophrenia

Tarjinder Singh, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Mark Daly, PhD, in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. His poster, The meta-analysis of rare coding variants in the whole-exome sequences of 25,000 cases and 50,000 controls implicates individual risk genes for schizophrenia, was among the winners at this […]

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We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: When science meets mindfulness – Mass General researchers study how mindfulness-based approaches can help treat depressed patients. Scientists Push Plan To Change How Researchers Define Alzheimer’s – An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories From Across the Web

We’ve hand-picked a mix of research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment.

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Could the Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep Be Found in Our Genes?

It’s the night before a big meeting at work—or a race you’ve been training months for—and you want to do everything you can to get the next day off to a great start. How much sleep do you need to be at your best? For years, the magic number for a good night’s sleep has […]

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Could Part of Our Genome Predict Future Risk for Heart Disease?

Research from Saumya Das, MD, PhD, co-director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, focuses on studying irregular heartbeats (known as arrhythmias) in patients with heart failure, discovering new tests to better identify who is at risk for developing heart failure or arrhythmias, and uncovering new therapies to treat heart […]

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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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Research Your Resolution: Reduce Your Risk of A Heart Attack

Do you have goals for improving your health in the New Year? This month, investigators from the Mass General Research Institute are discussing the science behind some common New Year’s resolutions, and offering tips and advice based on their research into exercise, diet, healthy aging, heart health, and much more. Sek Kathiresan, MD, is Director […]

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Study Identifies New Targets for Huntington’s Disease Research

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, is the director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND).  Her work investigating the genetics of Huntington’s disease was recently featured in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes […]

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Team Effort Finds First Definitive Answers to Complex Genetic Basis of Tourette Syndrome

A large scale analysis of genetic information from individuals with Tourette syndrome led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA has identified alterations in two genes that significantly increase the risk of developing the disorder. A team effort between genetic researchers, clinicians, a patient advocacy group and volunteer study participants has revealed new genetic […]

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