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Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them – A profile of Mass General neurologist and researcher Alice Flaherty Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression – […]

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Online Platform Accelerates Rare Disease Research

Earlier this week, the Mass General Neurological Clinical Research Center (NCRI)’s  NeuroBANK™ won Bio-IT World‘s Best Practice award in the Personalized & Translational Medicine category. What is the NeuroBANK, and how is it helping to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of future treatments for rare diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Filling a Need […]

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(Cambridge, MA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004) - The Harvard Foundation presents "The Annual Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Lecture," featuring speaker James Earl Jones, distinguished actor of stage and screen and this year's recipient of the Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award at Memorial Church. Harvard Foundation Director Allen Counter (pictured) listens during the talk. Reception follows in the Great Space, Robinson Hall. Staff Photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office

Remembering the Legacy of a Mass General Neurophysiologist and Pioneer in Race Relations at Harvard

Black History Month is an annual celebration in February of achievements by African Americans. This year, we’re commemorating the life and legacy of S. Allen Counter, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, a neurophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and the founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Although Counter […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: She Watches Worms While They Sleep

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. January 2017: Postdoc Profile: Hayley Mattison, PhD On a typical day, you will find me in the lab at my microscope taking […]

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Research Awards and Honors: November 2017

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: Charumathi Baskaran, MD, of the Pediatric Endocrine Unit; Laura Dichtel, MD, of Neuroendocrinology; and Vibha Singhal, MD, of […]

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Study Identifies New Targets for Huntington’s Disease Research

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, is the director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND).  Her work investigating the genetics of Huntington’s disease was recently featured in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes […]

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How a 3D Model of Alzheimer’s Disease is Providing New Hope in the Search for Treatments

Reigning in Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge — more than 10 million families are affected by this degenerative neurological disease, and the number of patients dying from the disease has increased 68 percent since 2010. In the past decade, attempts at developing drugs to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have […]

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Four Massachusetts General Hospital Researchers Receive Prestigious NIH Director’s Awards

Please join us in congratulating the four Mass General investigators who recently received director’s awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists who propose innovative approaches with high-impact potential to major challenges in biomedical research. Continue reading to learn more about each researcher and their proposed work as […]

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Research Awards and Honors: September 2017

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: Aaron Aguirre, MD, PhD, of the Cardiology Division and the Center for Systems Biology, has received a 2017 Physician/Scientist […]

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Making Migraines Less of a Headache: Researchers Find New Way to Predict Migraine Attacks

If you’ve ever felt the pulsating pain, nausea and blinding light sensitivity that comes with a migraine, you’re not alone. In the US, more than 37 million people get these severe headache attacks that can last for several hours at a time. If you’ve experienced migraines, you also know that their arrival can be sudden […]

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