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Mass General Researcher Uses the Web to Map the mind

We’ve all seen those quizzes on the web and in our social media feeds: Which 90s TV star are you? What character would you be in the Harry Potter universe? Normally, we see them as a fun and inconsequential distraction, a way to pass the time while we’re waiting in line at the store or unwinding at […]

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Can You Accidentally Overdose On Imodium?

Massachusetts General Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Kyle Staller discusses the possibility of overdosing on Imodium, a popular OTC anti-diarrheal pill. LEARN MORE

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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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The Many Colors of Research At Mass General

Colorful light is used to highlight images of microfluidic devices from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital:

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When Medicine Meets the Arts

Did you know that Mass General has an official “writer-in-residence?” Primary care physician Suzanne Koven, MD, is first to hold the role in the hospital’s 200+ year history. Koven, whose work frequently appears in the Boston Globe and other publications, has observed that medicine’s crucial element—the clinician-patient relationship—has become threatened as the profession becomes increasingly technology-driven. She and other […]

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Mass General Researchers Find Evidence of Neuroinflammation in Cases of Chronic Pain

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 […]

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Mass General Researchers to Join a Nationwide Network Investigating Treatments for Food Allergies

(Text from the Boston Business Journal – Full Article Here) A Virginia-based nonprofit focused on food allergy research is bringing Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital together with a number of medical centers throughout the country to progress development of food allergy treatments. The main hope behind the network, put together by the Food […]

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Work in research at Massachusetts General Hospital

Did you know that Mass General is home to the largest hospital-based research program in the United States? Each week, the Mass General Research Institute generates a PDF file with active links to the latest job openings in research. This week’s list has more than 170 positions, from full to part time, from clinical research […]

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Looking Back at Research in the Past

Here are some photos of research at Massachusetts General Hospital during the 1960s and 70 (in case you couldn’t tell by the sideburns and braids).

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Bacterial Communities of the Female Genital Tract May Have an Impact on Inflammation, HIV Risk

A team of researchers from Mass General and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT and Harvard has found that certain bacteria populations found in healthy South Africa women are significantly different from those of healthy women in more developed countries. Moreover, they found that these bacteria are associated with increased inflammation in the genital […]

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