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9/01/15: Mass. General study identifies another way urate may protect against Parkinson’s disease, supports new clinical trial of urate-boosting treatment A study from the research team investigating whether increasing blood levels of the antioxidant urate can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease has found that urate's neuroprotective effects extend beyond its own antioxidant properties.

8/27/15: Survey finds many physicians overestimate their ability to assess patients’ risk of Ebola While most primary care physicians responding to a survey expressed confidence in their knowledge of Ebola risks, when asked how they would care for hypothetical patients who might have been exposed to Ebola, 30 percent or more gave answers contrary to CDC guidelines.

8/18/15: MGH names Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, next chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, has been named chief of the MGH Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She also will serve as the next Walter C. Guralnick Professor and chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

8/17/15: Study reveals effects of chemoradiation in brains of glioblastoma patients An MGH Cancer Center study – the first to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients – reveals not only specific structural changes within patients’ brains but also that the effect of cancer therapy on the normal brain appears to be progressive and continues even after radiation therapy has ceased.

8/13/15: Screening for breast/ovarian cancer risk genes other than BRCA1/2 can change clinical recommendations A study by researchers at three academic medical centers has shown that screening women with a suspected risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer for risk-associated genes other than BRCA1 and 2 provides information that can change clinical recommendations for patients and their family members.

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08/31/2015: What to Watch for After Skin Cancer Wall Street Journal
mentions study co-authored by MGH investigator Maryam Asgari

08/31/2015: Donny Osmond Gets Voice Back Thanks To Boston Surgeon WBZ-TV, Ch. 4
coverage of singer’s treatment by MGH physician Steven Zeitels

08/31/2015: Mass. General ad campaign takes on Children’s Hospital Boston Globe
quotes Richard Averbuch of MGH Marketing

08/31/2015: In stunning reversal, nanny’s murder case dropped Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Alice Newton

08/31/2015: Myeloma Drug Active in Tough-to-Treat Patients MedPage Today
mentions journal editorial co-authored by MGH investigator Noopur Raje

08/30/2015: Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option Associated Press
quotes MGH physician Jagmeet Singh

08/30/2015: ESC: Leadless Pacemaker Results Promising at 6 Months MedPage Today