Finding a very good age in the Ether Dome

Great article on the historic Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital, and our 2,700-year-old resident mummy Padihershef.

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Mass. General Team Generates Therapeutic Nitric Oxide From Air with an Electric Spark

“Once we’ve shown that this can safely be used in human patients with pulmonary hypertension – and we’ve got a clinical trial in progress right now – we’ll be able to conduct studies of inhaled NO delivered in ambulatory settings, including patients’ homes, to treat chronic pulmonary hypertension, right-sided heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” – Warren Zapol, MD Director, […]

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Brain Imaging

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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