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Computerized vital signs analysis may help prevent trauma patients from bleeding to death

A team led by investigators from MGH and the U.S. Army successfully field tested a system that analyzed patient vital signs during emergency transport in a fully automated fashion, finding that such a system could diagnose those with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital, potentially saving lives. Read more.

News Releases

6/29/15: Public health surveillance system may seriously underestimate cases of acute hepatitis C infection A new study suggests that massive underreporting may occur within the system set up by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the incidence of acute hepatitis C virus infection.

6/25/15: Development of new blood vessels not essential to growth of lymph node metastases An MGH Cancer Center study finds that the growth of metastases in lymph nodes – the most common site of cancer spread – does not require new blood vessels, possibly explaining why antiangiogenesis drugs fail to prevent the development of new metastases.

6/22/15: Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today’s stresses Amid reports that rank today’s teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a study from the Benson-Henry Institute at MGH offers hope for helping high school students effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency.

6/22/15: Mass. General research team evolves CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases with novel properties A team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of the powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.

6/17/15: Mass. General Hospital physicians write of their experiences in Nepal earthquake relief Two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians who participated in the international response to the major earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May each describe their experiences in Perspectives articles receiving Online First publication today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

6/17/15: Pulsed electrical fields may provide improved skin rejuvenation A new approach to skin rejuvenation developed at the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine may be less likely to have unintended side effects such as scarring and altered pigmentation.

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Media Coverage

06/23/2015: It’s Not All Downhill after 20 MIT Technology Review
coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Laura Germine

06/23/2015: Study: Common Heart Health Test for Athletes Doesn't Work Men’s Journal
quotes MGH physician Aaron Baggish

06/23/2015: Surgeons Push Back Against Minimum Volume Standards U.S. News & World Report
quotes MGH physician Keith Lillemoe

06/23/2015: Scott Baio's Wife's Meningioma: What Is This Tumor? People Magazine
quotes MGH physician Robert L. Martuza

06/22/2015: Baker's Task Force Discusses New Opioid Plan Greater Boston/WGBH-TV, Ch.2
video report including MGH physician Sarah Wakeman

06/22/2015: After Colorado Teen's Death From Plague, How Worried Should We Be About the Disease? Yahoo! News
quotes MGH physician David Hooper

06/21/2015: Running a hospital is a woman’s job Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician-in-chief Katrina Armstrong