Illuminating Hidden Trauma: The Prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence
Eve Valera, PhD, uses neuroimaging to illuminate the hidden trauma of TBI while studying the impact of TBI on female IPV survivors.
Have you ever felt like you are the least qualified person in the room who somehow managed to fool everyone into thinking you belong there? If so, you’re not alone, and this feeling is actually a well-known psychological phenomenon called imposter syndrome.
The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, usually referred to simply as the Martinos Center, is one of the world’s premier imaging centers, and is the result of a partnership between Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using advanced brain imaging techniques to learn more about how brain disorders function at a molecular and genetic level.
A team of researchers at Mass General, in collaboration with a team form the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, recently identified a pattern of brain inflammation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients that could be the key to diagnosing this elusive disorder.
Lady Gaga recently discussed her struggles with fibromyalgia. Here’s what Mass General researchers are doing to learn more about this disorder.
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 […]
A Mass General research study published earlier this year found—for the first time—evidence of neuroinflammation in the brain in patients with chronic pain. The study showed that levels of an inflammation- linked protein were elevated in regions of the brain known to be involved in the transmission of pain. The discovery could make it possible to explore new treatments […]
Shamanic rituals that involve entering a trance state have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. But we still know very little about the scientific basis of trances. A team of investigators that included researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General recently conducted MRI scans of 15 shamanic […]