Tag: research

Celebrating Mass General’s Remarkable Research Staff

Both sides of the Bulfinch Tents at Massachusetts General Hospital were bustling May 24 at the annual Research Staff Appreciation Day event. More than 2,000 research staff members – including lab technicians, research coordinators and technologists – were invited to enjoy a picnic-style lunch, ice cream and raffles for tickets to the Museum of Science. Bowls ...

Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your holiday weekend reading enjoyment: When love and science double date – coverage of research by Mass General psychiatrists Richard Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds, mentions study led by Mass General investigator Robert Waldinger Caring for Ms. L. — Overcoming My Fear ...

Research Your Resolution: Take a Slow and Steady Approach to Losing Weight

Emily Feig, PhD, is a clinical research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Feig recently published the results of a study she conducted as a doctoral student at Drexel University showing that individuals who maintained a steady rate of losing weight during the first few months of a behavioral weight ...

Research Your Resolution: Use Food Placement to Set Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success

Do you have goals for improving your health in the New Year? This month, investigators from the Mass General Research Institute are discussing the science behind some common New Year’s resolutions, and offering tips and advice based on their research into exercise, diet, healthy aging, heart health, and much more. Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH, is ...

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We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Kill Switches – Scientists have designed “suicide switches” to ensure that lab-made organisms don’t go rogue New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats – A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their ...

Harvard Catalyst – A Great Resource for Researchers

Established in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of the University, Harvard Catalyst is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science ...

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 ...

World Diabetes Day 2017: Recent Diabetes Research from Massachusetts General Hospital

Diabetes impacts an estimated 425 million people around the world, and that number is projected to rise to 693 million by 2045, according to the annual diabetes atlas released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Diabetes develops as a result of having too much sugar in the blood. Over time, that imbalance can cause serious and costly ...

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 ...

Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Creative Minds: A New Way to Look at Cancer Better Patient-Provider Communication Needed for Obesity Care Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More 6 Speaking Tips for Scientists and Engineers (editor’s ...