This Saturday, April 22, thousands of supporters are expected to come together on the Boston Common from 2-4pm for the March for Science, an event also taking place in Washington, DC, and in more than 400 cities around the world. The Boston March for Science will celebrate the discovery, understanding and sharing of scientific […]
Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology biomedical engineering team are developing a computer-based early warning system to alert clinicians when a patient might have a deadly condition called sepsis. This MGH-MIT collaborative project has helped shorten by half the time it takes clinicians to start patients with sepsis on lifesaving antibiotics. […]
What is the fastest way to develop new treatments for patients with rare diseases? In a word, teamwork. That was the consensus that emerged from an hour-long panel discussion on rare disease research hosted by the Division of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital last month. “By their very definition, rare diseases have limited resources and we all […]
Massachusetts General Hospital is home to the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the U.S., with an annual budget of $928 million in 2018. The Mass General Research Institute was established in 2015 to support, guide and promote the hospital’s research enterprise. The Mass General Research Institute is built on a culture of excellence, compassion and […]
In the lab, Dr. Harald Ott and his colleagues have taken ghostly hearts and resurrected them as new ones. Shocked with electrical pulses, those new hearts have even started beating again.
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 […]
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 […]