Researchers at Mass General Hope Deep Brain Stimulation Device can Help Veterans with PTSD

Mass General researchers are working on a deep brain stimulation device that may be able to help veterans returning from the battlefield with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (‪#‎PTSD‬) by stimulating key areas of the brain that may no longer be functioning correctly.   Neurosurgeon Dr. Emad Eskandar is working with a team of […]

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Ever Wonder Why Doctors Wear White Coats?

Hint: it has something to do with science, individual character and perceptions of  authority. Find out more about the symbolism behind the white coat—and how this coat could be evolving in the near future—in this essay by researcher Nancy Etcoff, PhD, director of the Program of Aesthetics and Well-Being in the Mass General Department of Psychiatry. […]

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Work in Research at Mass General

Did you know that Mass General is home to the largest hospital-based research program in the United States? Each week, the Mass General Research Institute generates a PDF file with active links to the latest job openings in research. This week’s list has more than 160 positions, from full to part time, from clinical research coordinators to research administrators. […]

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Mass General Research Study Suggests that Cases of Hepatitis C May be Higher Than Reported

A new research study conducted by investigators from Mass General and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggests that the number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases in the United States may actually be higher than reported, in the context of an enlarging opioid use epidemic. This gap in reporting may be due to fragmented […]

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Microfabricated Device Developed at Mass General Allows Evaluation of the Efficacy, Toxicity of Drugs Metabolized Through the Liver

A team of researchers from the Mass General Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM) has developed a new microfabricated device that simplifies the process of testing so-called “pro-drugs” for toxic side effects. A pro-drug is one that is administered in an inactive form and then transformed into an active drug via metabolism in the liver. […]

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Mass General Research Wins Best Image Award at Cardiovascular Conference

Choukri Mekkaoui, PhD, a researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, won the “best image” award at the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) conference in Nice, France earlier this year. He received the award for the image at top, titled “The Heart of Renoir’s Little Girl with a Spray of […]

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Study of Football Players Looks at Connection Between Weight Lifting and Heart Wall Stiffness

How much weight lifting is too much? As part of a multifaceted study funded by the NFL Players Association to assess the post-career health risks that football players face, Mass General researcher Aaron Baggish, MD, is following up on testing that indicates that intense weight lifting is responsible for making players’ heart walls stiff and inflexible, which in […]

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Mass General Surgeon is Working to Develop a Lifesaving Foam for Battlefield Trauma

David King, MD, a trauma and acute care surgeon at Mass General, is the leader of a collaborative research team that may have developed a new way to help soldiers who suffer internal injuries on the battlefield as well as civilians who are injured in accidents. King and his team have developed a product called ResQFoam, which expands […]

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Mass General Researcher Recounts Trip To Bhutan to Test Smartphone-Based EEG

(Editor’s note: This post was written by Sarah Clark, a project manager at Massachusetts General Hospital working with the Global Neurology Research Group led by Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD. Clark is pictured below at left, Mateen at right.) “I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to Bhutan to work with epilepsy patients for a clinical […]

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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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