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Nursing Research Day Celebrates Advances in Clinical Research and Care

  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 […]

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Dr. Harald Ott in his research lab

Mass General Scientists are Growing New Hearts in the Cells of Old Ones

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.

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Study Strengthens Evidence That Mental Activity Reduces Dementia Risk

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 […]

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Genetic Studies Reveals New Clues to Hereditary High Blood Pressure

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 […]

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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 […]

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Mass General Research Roundup for July 2016

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 […]

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Implantable Device Targets Pancreatic Cancer

A research team from Mass General and MIT has designed a tiny, adjustable implant that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into pancreatic cancers, instead of requiring the drugs to travel through the entire circulatory system to reach the pancreas. In laboratory models, delivering treatment directly to the source proved to be 12 times more effective than intravenous […]

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Mass General’s Research Roundup for May 2016

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 […]

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Researchers Find New Zika Clues to Birth Defect in Fetus Study

“An autopsy of the fetus showed microcephaly or small head size, as well as severe brain injury and high levels of the Zika virus in fetal brain tissues, exceeding levels of the virus typically found in blood samples, researchers in Slovenia from the University Medical Center in Ljubljana reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings help “strengthen […]

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SharingClinic, To Help Patients Tell Their Stories, Opens At Mass. General Hospital

“As a patient and a doctor, Brewster yearned for a therapeutic arena in which patients could tell their full health stories and feel they were actually heard, not rushed out the door; and where doctors, as well, could share a little more with patients.” LEARN MORE

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