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New Imaging Protocol Could Vastly Accelerate Clinical Trials for New ALS Treatments

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new technique for imaging the brains of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that could vastly reduce the cost and time needed for new clinical trials—while also improving the accuracy of test results. Nazem Atassi, MD, the Associate Director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI) at […]

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Mass General’s Research Awards and Honors: June 2017

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: Benjamin Pulli, MD, Department of Radiology resident, has been awarded a Research Resident Grant from the Radiological Society […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories from Across the Web

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

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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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Five Things to Know: The Effects of Acupuncture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In a new study reported in the journal Brain, investigators at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital shed new light on how acupuncture provides measureable improvements for chronic pain patients. Here are five things to know: Acupuncture is a therapy that originated in China several thousand years ago that involves sticking tiny […]

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Mass General Researchers Use Imaging Tools to Gain Insights into the Physiology of the Trance State

Shamanic rituals that involve entering a trance state have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. But we still know very little about the scientific basis of trances. A team of investigators that included researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General recently conducted MRI scans of 15 shamanic […]

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Mass General Researcher Using Scholar Award to Investigate New Imaging Technique For Breast Cancer

Lawrence Wald, PhD, and his team at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital are working to advance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and related technologies, including magnetic particle imaging (MPI), a new method to detect small magnetic “nanoparticles” injected into the blood. Supported by an MGH Research Scholar Award, Dr. Wald and colleagues are now developing a […]

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Redesigned Systems May Increase Access to MRI for Patients with Implanted Medical Devices

It is estimated that around 300,000 patients worldwide are prevented from receiving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) each year because they have implanted devices like pacemakers and deep brain stimulation implants. Now researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General may have found a solution. By redesigning the wires that carry signals between implanted […]

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Four Mass General Investigators Recognized with Endowed Chairs

Massachusetts General Hospital recently established four endowed chairs. Meet the investigators whose work and contributions have been recognized through their appointment to these roles and please join us in congratulating them! Marlene Freeman, MD, associate director of the Mass General Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health and the Department of Psychiatry, was appointed the inaugural […]

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Mass General Researchers Find Evidence of Neuroinflammation in Cases of Chronic Pain

A Mass General research study published earlier this year found—for the first time—evidence of neuroinflammation in the brain in patients with chronic pain. The study showed that levels of an inflammation- linked protein were elevated in regions of the brain known to be involved in the transmission of pain. The discovery could make it possible to explore new treatments […]

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