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Mass General Celebrates its Second-Annual Neuroscience Day

The second annual Neuroscience Day took place under the Bulfinch tent earlier this month, with a series of speakers, research presentations and an electronic poster session highlighting recent advances.

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Mass General Researchers Create Program to Ease Emotional Stress in Stroke Patients and Caregivers

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a study to identify the factors that contribute to emotional stress after stroke, identify tools and strategies that would provide the most help, and determine an effective timeline and delivery system for an intervention program aimed at preventing chronic depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress in this high risk population.

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Mass General Researcher Uses PET Imaging to Shed Light on the Inner Workings of the Brain

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using advanced brain imaging techniques to learn more about how brain disorders function at a molecular and genetic level.

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Postdoc Profile: Michael VanElzakker, PhD

Michael VanElzakker, PhD, is a neuroscientist at Mass General who is using brain scans to learn more about chronic fatigue syndrome.

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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: The Neuroscience of Pain – Research is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety. Toll of Twitter Trolls: Study Delves into Social Media’s Link to Depression – If you’ve spent even a flick of time on Facebook, you’re […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories from Around the Web

We love good science stories here at the Mass General Research Institute and wanted to share a few of our favorites from other health and science websites. Enjoy! The best and worst analogies for CRISPR, ranked From a knockout punch to an act of God, CRISPR technology has drawn comparisons to a vast array of […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Rebranding placebos: Harnessing the power of sham therapies for real healing might require a new lexicon Researchers produce the first draft cell atlas of the small intestine ‘Extraordinary’ tale: Stem cells heal a young boy’s lethal […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: For Some, Cutting-Edge ‘CAR-T’ Treatment Unleashes ‘Pac-Man’ Cells Against Blood Cancer Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth Why Precision Research May Lead To Blockbuster, Not Customized, Medicines Mass. General Dilemma: Separate Conjoined Twins To Save […]

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PET Theories: New Imaging Tools Offer Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Neurodegeneration

PET scanning is giving Mass General Hospital researchers a whole new view of neurodegenerative diseases, which will hopefully make it easier to diagnose and treat patients for a variety of conditions, including ALS and Parkinson’s disease. LEARN MORE

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Mass General Researchers Use Imaging Tools to Gain Insights into the Physiology of the Trance State

Shamanic rituals that involve entering a trance state have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. But we still know very little about the scientific basis of trances. A team of investigators that included researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General recently conducted MRI scans of 15 shamanic […]

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