High blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. We know that half the risk of developing high blood pressure is due to inherited factors, but until recently we only understood two percent of the genetic reasons for that risk. But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are now a step closer to understanding the genetic underpinnings […]
Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators examines a remarkable group of older adults whose memory performance is equivalent to that of younger individuals and finds that certain key areas of their brains resemble those […]
As communications interns, Alyssa and Milo spent most of their time at the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute creating social media posts and writing articles on the research being conducted throughout the hospital.
By Alyssa Gocinski Research Institute Intern In addition to seeing neurology patients here at Massachusetts General Hospital, Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD, (below, second from left) is committed to finding innovative solutions to neurological health challenges in resource-limited settings worldwide. In a recent interview, Mateen explained that many of the countries that she works with […]
Sepsis is a deadly condition that impacts more than a million Americans each year. And yet we still don’t know that much about what causes it or how to prevent it. One Massachusetts General Hospital researcher believes that the answer can be found in the movement of white blood cells in the body, and he’s developed a unique way […]
By Milo Goodman Research Institute Communications Intern The Botswana Oncology Global Outreach (BOTSOGO) is a collaborative program between the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that works to increase education about, access to, and quality of cancer care in Botswana. The program, which was established in 2011, was co-founded and is co-directed by Dr. Jason Efstathiou of […]
Fascinating Findings from Massachusetts General Hospital: Recent Research on Alzheimer’s, Patient Navigators and the Wage Gap
By Milo Goodman Research Institute Intern Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to read about some extremely interesting research studies that were recently conducted by investigators at Mass General. Out of the dozens I’ve encountered, three have stood out to me in particular: research on sex-based income disparities among physicians, a study […]