Category: Mass General Research

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How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood

Mass General researchers Shannon Stott and Brian Nahed have been working together for 10 years, and used their different backgrounds to their advantage to be the first to identify circulating brain tumor cells in the blood.

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Cardiac Psychiatry: Exploring Connections Between the Head and the Heart

Cardiac psychiatry, also called behavioral cardiology, is the study of psychiatry as it relates to patients with heart conditions. It explores the connections between mental health, behavior, and medical health in patients who have suffered from an acute cardiac event, heart disease, or other chronic conditions.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 3)

Part 3 marks the last of our Heart Month researcher spotlight series, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the work being in the name of heart health.

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Mass General Researcher Uses PET Imaging to Shed Light on the Inner Workings of the Brain

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using advanced brain imaging techniques to learn more about how brain disorders function at a molecular and genetic level.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 2)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, this year we decided to reach out to several of our cardiology researchers to learn about what their research means to them and what they are working on.

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Helping Mothers Recover When the Psychological Trauma of Giving Birth Lingers

Sharon Dekel, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School and a researcher and psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is studying childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder (CB-PTSD), a condition that may affect as many as 5-11% of postpartum women.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 1)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we reached out to some of our cardiology researchers to learn more about what they’re working on.

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These Three Happiness Exercises Could Help Promote Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute conducted a study published in The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment that found positive psychology exercises could boost the happiness levels of those recovering from substance abuse.

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Do Lifestyle Factors Such as Stress Affect the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease?

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring the role of lifestyle factors such as stress in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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How the Cocoanut Grove Fire Survivors Gave a Mass General Psychiatrist Insights into Acute Grief

A recent article in the Harvard Crimson took an in-depth look at how treating the victims of the Cocoanut Grove Fire in Boston contributed to a Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatrist’s research and clinical work into how people experience and process losses due to death or injury.

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