Tag: Wellman Center for Photomedicine

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Five Things to Know About the Wellman Center for Photomedicine

The Wellman Center is a pioneer in light-based biomedical research and has been the source of many clinical innovations that many may not know about, so we decided to share a few fun facts. Here are five things to know.

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Could a Light-Based Treatment be the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and other Brain Disorders?

Can a light-based treatment called photobiomodulation help to treat degenerative brain diseases?

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Reflections of Science

Afternoon clouds and surrounding buildings are reflected in the mirrored windows of the Richard B. Simches Research Building at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Simches building is home to five thematic research centers, including: The Center for Systems Biology The Center for Human Genetic Research The Center for Regenerative Medicine The Center for Computational and Integrative […]

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This is What Tasting Looks Like

Dr. Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun from the Wellman Center of Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital was part of a global team of researchers that was able to observe live taste buds in action for the first time using a specially designed microscope system operated by Dr. Yun and his laboratory team. The study revealed that rather […]

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A New Way to Screen for Cancer That’s as Easy as Swallowing a Pill

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an innovative new way to capture microscopic images of the esophagus using a capsule-sized, light-based imaging tool. This new method, which is currently being tested in clinical trials, could make it possible to screen millions of patients for precursors to esophageal cancer at a fraction of the current cost.

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