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Study Highlights the Extent and Impact of Smartphone Use

You’re in line at the grocery store or waiting for a train during your morning commute. You look up for a second and notice that everyone, including you, is gazing down at their smartphones. This sight isn’t too hard to imagine – scrolling through our Facebook feeds or texting has become the new normal not […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories from Across the Web

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment.

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Celebrating the Role of Women in Science and Much More

Interested in the newest research studies and hot topics? Check out the latest issues of “From the Lab Bench”, a monthly newsletter from the Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute, and “Research Roundup”,  our monthly recap of the latest biomedical research news. In this month’s issue of From the Lab Bench, we […]

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Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility

SA_Image_6: The smartphone-based semen analyzer can be used to test for male infertility from the privacy of your home. The 3D printed setup costing <$5 can analyze most semen samples in less than 5 seconds.

Smartphone Device Accurately Screens for Male Infertility

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a smartphone-based semen analyzer that can be used to test for male infertility in the privacy of your own home. The device can accurately analyze most semen samples in less than five seconds. The Challenge Male infertility affects almost half of the 45 […]

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Using Smartphones to Measure Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Mobile technology has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we manage our health. A recently launched substudy (a subset of a larger research question) from Parkinson’s disease researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital will look into utilizing patient-owned smartphones to measure symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The results will help researchers better understand the […]

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Smartphone Device Can Quickly Diagnosis Cancer

“Imagine your doctor could take some of your cells, slide them into a compartment on a smartphone and tell you if you had cancer in just an hour. You could be spared an agonizing wait for lab results. And your doctor could discuss the diagnosis and your treatment options in person. A team led by Ralph Weissleder, MD, […]

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