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Revolutionizing Care at Mass General

Massachusetts General Hospital was established to provide care to Boston’s sick, regardless of socioeconomic status—an innovative idea in 1811. In the words of our founder, Dr. John Warren, “When in distress, every man becomes our neighbor.” We then became the first teaching hospital for Harvard University’s new medical school and have been redefining excellence in health […]

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Proposed NIH Budget Cuts Could Devastate the Research Landscape

From scientists and physicians to senior leadership, members of research community at Massachusetts General Hospital are expressing deep concerns about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal 2018, which calls for a $5.6 billion cut in funding for medical research via the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Harry W. Orf, PhD, Mass General’s senior vice […]

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New Scent Recognition and Recall Test Could Better Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are wondering about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the answer may be found right under your nose. A Mass General research team has developed a series of four tests designed to measure early indications of Alzheimer’s disease based on an individual’s ability to recognize, remember and distinguish among odors. The 30-minute scent […]

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Final Thoughts from our Research Institute Summer Interns

As communications interns, Alyssa and Milo spent most of their time at the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute creating social media posts and writing articles on the research being conducted throughout the hospital. 

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BOTSOGO: Improving Cancer Care and Advancing Research in Botswana

By Milo Goodman Research Institute Communications Intern The Botswana Oncology Global Outreach (BOTSOGO) is a collaborative program between the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that works to increase education about, access to, and quality of cancer care in Botswana. The program, which was established in 2011, was co-founded and is co-directed by Dr. Jason Efstathiou of […]

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Should the Media Report on Health Research?

Great thought piece on the challenges of reporting biomedical research stories to the public, featuring Harry W. Orf, PhD, the senior vice president for research at Massachusetts General Hospital. “[Dr. Orf] says it’s important for health stories to note that most discoveries don’t go immediately, or even quickly, from an academic journal to a hospital, pharmacy, or […]

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The Accidental Innovator

Most breakthroughs in health and medicine are the products of academic research labs or biomedical corporations. But plenty of useful, inventive and therapeutic ideas come from outside those walls, from patients and their clinicians, often when they’re wrestling with a pressing lifestyle problem that has no other solution. See how researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  and other institutions are exploring […]

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NIH’s Commitment to Basic Science

Great to see this article from the National Institutes of Health’s Mike Lauer confirming the Institution’s support for basic research! “NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. This fundamental knowledge is obtained through research […]

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Researchers Developing a Pill that Lasts and Lasts

Mass General researchers are working on a flexible polymer pill that could provide a month’s worth of medication at a time before passing harmlessly through the body. The pill could help to increase patient adherence to prescribed medicines. Failure to take medicines as prescribed is estimated to cost more than $100 billion in avoidable hospitalizations […]

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Research Roundup

In this month’s edition, we have news about a potential new treatment for ‪#‎depression‬, new insights into ‪#‎tumor‬ growth, a smartphone app that can track your mental health, and lots more. Read the full Research Roundup here

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