Tag: Mass General Research Institute

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Five Things to Know About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Harvest

Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD, an investigator with the Mass General Cancer Center and the Center for Transplantation Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital, was part of a research team that recently published a study in Cell describing an innovative new method for harvesting bone marrow stem cells for transplant. The process could be game changing for both the […]

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Game On for Autism Research at Mass General

Researchers at the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring how commercial technologies might help children with autism communicate. The project is being supported by Game On For Autism Research (GoFAR, www.GoFarFoundation.org ), a non-profit founded by impassioned teenager Jamie Menhall from BU Academy High School in Boston. The Potential of Affinity Therapy “Affinity therapy” […]

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Research Awards and Honors: March 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, has received the 2018 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatments are Advancing, But There is Still More Work To Be Done

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not your average neurological disorder. For one thing, it tends to strike patients at a much younger age than most cases of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it is the leading non-traumatic cause of disability in young adults in the United States. For another, each patient’s experience with MS […]

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Mass General Researcher Receives Fellowship for Developing Color-Changing Bandage

Haley Marks, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center for Photomedicine, recently received the inaugural SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics. We asked her about her research and how this fellowship will benefit her work: What problem(s) are you addressing with your research? My research is […]

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Postdoc Profile: Nabi M. Nurunnabi, PhD

Md “Nabi” Nurunnabi, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology (CSB) and the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC). He is also Chair of MGH Postdoc Association (MGPA). He is biomedical scientist with education and training in both academia and industry as pharmacist, chemist, and bioengineer. He is working […]

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Could the Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep Be Found in Our Genes?

It’s the night before a big meeting at work—or a race you’ve been training months for—and you want to do everything you can to get the next day off to a great start. How much sleep do you need to be at your best? For years, the magic number for a good night’s sleep has […]

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Macrophages Found to be the Source of a Ripple Effect in the Development of a Life-Threatening Heart Condition

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine from the Nahrendorf lab in the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital shows a classic real-life example of the ripple effect. Like a pebble thrown into a still body of water, immune cells called macrophages – white blood cells primarily known for removing […]

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Could Controlling Inflammation Improve Cystic Fibrosis Therapies?

 Fifty years ago, a cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis was like receiving a death sentence. Most children with CF did not live past the age of 10. Thanks to heavy investment and advancements in medical research, children diagnosed with CF after the year 2000 are expected to live into their 50s. However, more research is needed […]

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February 2018 awards honors

Research Awards and Honors: February 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Dania Daye, MD, PhD, a resident in the Department of Radiology, has received a Trainee Research Prize from […]

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