Every year, Nursing Research Day – hosted by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital -provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the inspiring and impactful research being conducted by Mass General nurses. This year, in addition to the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Lecture and Awards ceremony, 45 […]
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.
Do you enjoy mind-stimulating activities such as reading, playing brain games or attending cultural events? The evidence is growing that they can boost your brain functioning and delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease or other age-associated dementias. While previous research studies have suggested this link, questions remained as to whether there was a real cause-and-effect relationship, or if […]
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 […]
Fascinating Findings from Massachusetts General Hospital: Recent Research on Alzheimer’s, Patient Navigators and the Wage Gap
By Milo Goodman Research Institute Intern Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to read about some extremely interesting research studies that were recently conducted by investigators at Mass General. Out of the dozens I’ve encountered, three have stood out to me in particular: research on sex-based income disparities among physicians, a study […]
Study Shows that Mental Overload Dampens Creativity Does having too much on your mind leave you feeling disconnected and uninspired? You are not alone. A recent study by Mass General researchers suggests that when our minds are in a cluttered state, we have a greater tendency to overlook both the world around us and the […]
Mapping the wandering mind Do you ever find your mind wandering? You are not alone. Studies show that we spend 30 to 50 percent of our waking hours unfocused on the task at hand. But why? Researchers at Mass General’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging used functional MRI (fMRI) technology to identify changes in brain activity that take […]