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Studies Reveal How General Anesthesia’s Brain Effects Differ in Older Adults and Children

Recent Massachusetts General Hospital investigations into the neurobiology underlying the effects of general anesthesia have begun to reveal the ways different anesthetic agents alter specific aspects of the brain’s electrical signals, reflected by EEG (electroencephalogram) signatures.  While those studies have provided information that may lead to improved techniques for monitoring the consciousness of patients receiving […]

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Translational Research Leader Sees Huge Potential

Mason Freeman, MD, the director of the new Translational Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how collaborations with industry can help Mass General researchers speed the development of new devices, diagnostics and therapeutics to help patients. Research at Massachusetts General Hospital is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units across the institution, […]

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Mass. General Study Identifies Genomic Differences Between Breast Cancers of African American and White Women

“In addition to having a higher prevalence of triple-negative breast cancers than Caucasian women – something that has been documented in previous studies – we found that African American women with breast cancer had a significantly higher prevalence of the TP53 driver mutation, basal tumor subtype and greater genomic diversity within tumors, all of which suggest more aggressive tumor […]

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The Two Brains at the Forefront of the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Great article featuring Mass General researchers Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, and Doo Yeon Kim, PhD. “Tanzi and Kim have devised a revolutionary tool for tackling Alzheimer’s disease, the world’s leading cause of senile dementia and a medical crisis that looms ever larger as the teeming throngs of baby boomers lurch into old age.” Research at Massachusetts […]

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Looking to Write More Memorable Research Papers? Here Are Some Great Tips From the Research4life Website 

 

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Gupta: Alzheimer’s is Young(er) Person’s Disease: Get to Work

Great article from CNN about recent developments in Alzheimer’s disease research, featuring (among others) Rudy Tanzi, PhD, a researcher in the department of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Keeping the Lights On

“Productive anxiety is the competitive anxiety that we all have as scientists—worrying that you will get scooped on your next paper, or that someone else is working harder than you. Unproductive anxiety revolves around questions such as, “Am I going to get a paycheck? Am I going to be able to feed my kids? Am […]

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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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Quote from Dr. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate

It’s important to recognize that despite all the problems we have, this is still a great time to be doing science. There are unbelievable advances being made, and incredible new technologies that allow us to make discoveries that we couldn’t even dream about 20 years ago. So it may be harder in some respects, but […]

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Mass General Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak Reflects on the Future of Science in the United States

Jack Szostak, PhD, a molecular biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2009. With the perspective of his 35-year career in the sciences, Szostak recently joined a small panel of fellow Nobel Laureates to discuss the future of scientific careers for an audience of young scientists, and […]

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