Study Predicts Alzheimer’s Cases to Double in US by 2060. How Mass General Researchers are Fighting Back.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released some unsettling new estimates about the number of individuals affected with Alzheimer’s disease this week—and how that number is expected to skyrocket in the near future. The NIH team estimates that there are 6 million Americans who currently have either Alzheimer’s disease or some form of […]
How could the study of patients under anesthesia lead to a new way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? It could all come down to brainwaves. Patrick Purdon, PhD, a researcher with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, is investigating how changes in brainwave patterns could potentially detect early signs of […]
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 […]
The people we encounter early in life can often have a profound impact on our future. For Massachusetts General Hospital psychologist Dr. Kamryn Eddy, a childhood friend influenced her career trajectory. “I had a close friend in high school who had anorexia,” says Dr. Eddy. “As a result, she had a number of health concerns, […]
Reigning in Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge — more than 10 million families are affected by this degenerative neurological disease, and the number of patients dying from the disease has increased 68 percent since 2010. In the past decade, attempts at developing drugs to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have […]
If you find yourself tossing and turning all night, or hitting snooze a few too many times each morning, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and these sleep issues can get worse in individuals with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from MIT and Mass General recently unveiled a wireless, […]
Please join us in congratulating the four Mass General investigators who recently received director’s awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists who propose innovative approaches with high-impact potential to major challenges in biomedical research. Continue reading to learn more about each researcher and their proposed work as […]
Brain Imaging Studies Provide New Insights into Biological Basis of Behaviors in Schizophrenia and Autism
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using brain imaging technology to learn more about how individuals with autism and schizophrenia view the world through different lenses.
Lady Gaga recently discussed her struggles with fibromyalgia. Here’s what Mass General researchers are doing to learn more about this disorder.
What if you had a strong family history of Alzheimer’s disease, but weren’t currently showing any symptoms? What could you do to stave off the cognitive decline and loss of memory associated with this devastating disease? A team of researchers and clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital wants to be your resource in situations like these. […]