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Explore current research projects within the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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The Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Epithelial Biology works to unravel the molecular mechanisms that underlie the processes of growth and differentiation within intestinal epithelia, focusing on gut mucosal defense and how the host interacts with the intestinal microbiota.
The Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) Laboratory develops innovative minimally invasive techniques using the body’s natural orifices to perform surgeries.
The focus of the basic and translational laboratory efforts is the molecular mechanisms underlying the initiation, progression, and maintenance of pancreatic disease and cancer, specifically the contribution of developmental genes.
The main focus of the Mass General Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory, led by Sareh Parangi, MD, is to study certain key genetic and epigenetic changes seen more frequently in those patients who do poorly, and find out how exactly these genetic changes lead to more aggressive cancer behavior in those patients.
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