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Research Teams at Mass General Explore Ways to Limit Alcohol-Induced Damage to the Liver and Better Understand Alcoholism’s Effect on the Brain

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are investigating the long-term effects of excessive drinking on liver and brain function to find ways to reduce its impact on our health.

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PET Theories: New Imaging Tools Offer Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Neurodegeneration

PET scanning is giving Mass General Hospital researchers a whole new view of neurodegenerative diseases, which will hopefully make it easier to diagnose and treat patients for a variety of conditions, including ALS and Parkinson’s disease. LEARN MORE

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Mass General Study Shows How Meditating Changes Brain Structure

Could meditating for 30 minutes a day actually change your brain structure? Sara Lazar, PhD, a neuroscientist at Mass General, has compiled brain imaging data suggesting that it can. In a controlled study of two groups of people who had never meditated before, Dr. Lazar found significant growth in brain volume in the group that […]

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