News and Events

Massachusetts General Hospital reports on news from the Neurology Service on clinical trials, progress in neuroscience research, and recognition for clinical excellence.

News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • A Patient's Astonishing Recovery from Brain Trauma Provides Hope for New Treatments

    Friday, April 15, 2016  Clinical

    Dylan’s recovery has provided Dr. Edlow and his laboratory important information about the timeline used for prognosis in the case of traumatic brain injuries. The information has encouraged clinicians not to limit care too quickly, and has provided a measure of hope for families.

  • Focus on Functional Neurological Disorders

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “Many patients come in worried that they will not be heard. At our clinic, they learn that FND is a real neuropsychiatric condition, and if they meet the criteria, we provide a clear diagnosis,” says Dr. Perez

  • PET Theories: New Imaging Tools Offer Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Neurodegeneration

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “Making the correct molecular diagnosis is a critical step if we are to find medicines that work in people,” says Gomperts.

  • Innovations in Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “Spinal cord monitoring requires a careful interplay between the surgeon, anesthesia, and the monitoring team. We’re really privileged to have such a dedicated group of individuals who have been with us quite a long time doing this work. It’s the teamwork that has allowed us to capitalize [on the new innovations],” Borges says.

  • Molecular Approach to Brain Tumors Improves Treatment

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “As we look to treat patients in the future, there is an emerging imperative to arrive at an integrated diagnosis,” says Cahill, one that encompasses both histological and molecular data.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter January 2016

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Steve Gleason Act scores victory for ALS patients on Capitol Hill

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015  Mass General

    The bill, which now needs only Obama's signature to become a law, will make critical technology available to patients with ALS and other neurological disorders through Medicare and Medicaid. That includes innovative speech-generating devices like the one Gleason uses to type words through eye movements.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • New Clinical Pilot Studies Will Use Biomarkers to Speed Therapy Development

    Monday, July 13, 2015  Research

    The ALS Association and the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation are pleased to announce $3 million in funding for two new Phase II clinical studies through the ALS Accelerated Therapeutics (ALS ACT) initiative.

  • Robert G. Miller awarded $1.5 million grant to help fund Neuraltus' Phase 2 clinical study

    Monday, July 13, 2015  Research

    The Phase 2 study is intended to help confirm the potential clinical benefits seen in the previous study of NP001, the results from which were published in the April 2015 issue of Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter July 2015

    Thursday, July 09, 2015  Research

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Testifying in support of TeleStroke

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    As the momentum of TeleStroke grows, MGH doctors are supporting ways to expand this treatment to more patients - including testifying before the U.S. Senate in support of the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act.

  • Circadian Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

    Monday, June 01, 2015  Mass General

    New research from Massachusetts General Hospital investigates the role of circadian rhythm dysfunction in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease.

  • MGH ALS Symposium Video

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Research

    Hear from the MGH Neurology Department researchers and clinic staff dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS.

  • Endovascular Clot Retrieval Therapy: Implications for the Organization of Stroke Systems of Care

    Monday, May 11, 2015  Research

    Endovascular acute ischemic stroke therapy is now proven by randomized controlled trials to produce large, clinically meaningful benefits. In response, stroke systems of care must change to increase timely and equitable access to this therapy. In this review, we provide a North American perspective on implications for stroke systems, focusing on the United States and Canada, accompanied by initial recommendations for changes.

  • Supporting Stroke Services

    Friday, May 01, 2015  Mass General

    Lee H. Schwamm, MD, executive vice chairman of Neurology and director of the Mass General Stroke Service, shares information about strokes, warning signs and advances in stroke care.

  • Neurology residents practice what they preach

    Friday, March 06, 2015  Mass General

    Several MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) neurologists are saying goodbye to carbohydrates and sweets for the month. In order to support their patients, spread awareness about the effectiveness of dietary therapy and raise funds for the department, six neurologists – both pediatric and adult – are participating in a Low Glycemic Index Therapy (LGIT) diet, which often is used in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy patients.

  • The Division of Sleep Medicine Receives Program Accreditation

    Friday, February 27, 2015  Mass General

    The Division of Sleep Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

  • New year, better sleep

    Friday, January 16, 2015  Mass General

    Better sleep is a resolution that should be on everyone’s list, according to Josna Adusumilli, MD, an MGH neurologist and sleep specialist. But when it comes to sleep, how much is enough and what is the best way to get restful sleep? Adusumilli explains.

  • Increasing Surgical Options for Epilepsy Patients

    Thursday, January 01, 2015  Clinical

    Advances in pre-surgical evaluation methods have made it possible to more accurately identify the epileptogenic region and minimize risk of injury to the functional cortex, enabling more epilepsy patients to receive surgical treatment.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Earlier tPA Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

    Monday, December 01, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital researchers joined hospitals from around the country to demonstrate the effectiveness of a treatment for ischemic stroke and create a set of standards to expedite treatment delivery.

  • Mass General Neuroendovascular Care: New Technologies Help to Save Lives

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014  Mass General

    “Every patient's problems, risk factors and social situations are so individual. Treatment should be individually tailored to best meet their needs and expectations” says Dr. Leslie-Mazwi.

  • Sleep Research: Do Try This At Home

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014  Clinical

    About 10 percent of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder of nighttime breathing that disrupts sleep but often goes undiagnosed. Apnea can lead to daytime drowsiness, which puts people at risk of accidents and injuries. Poor sleep due to apnea or other causes also raises the chances of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, heart disease and stroke.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter June 2014

    Saturday, November 01, 2014  Mass General

    This issue examines the latest trends in Epilepsy research, clinical care and neurosurgery.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Arteriovenous malformation triggers a patient's near-fatal hemorrhage

    Monday, September 08, 2014  Mass General

    Software engineer Lori Corbani was never sick. Yet one day, she was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a near-fatal brain hemorrhage triggered by a congenital condition.

  • Decompressing After School: Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Monday, September 08, 2014  Mass General

    Many children and teens on the autism spectrum expend a lot of energy to “hold it together” just to make it through the school day. When they get home from school they could benefit from a little time to decompress. Here are strategies parents can use to help facilitate this process.

  • Slaugenhaupt named scientific director of MGH Research Institute

    Friday, August 22, 2014  Mass General

    Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD, of the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research and professor in the Department of Neurology, has been named the first scientific director of the MGH Research Institute.

  • Albers honored with Wilkens endowed chair

    Friday, August 22, 2014  Mass General

    Mark Albers, MD, PhD, of the Department of Neurology, was named the first incumbent of the Frank Wilkens, Jr. and Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

  • Fundraising and fighting for a cure

    Friday, August 15, 2014  Mass General

    In 2012, when 30-year-old Quincy resident Alex Cellucci was nine months pregnant, she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, enabling tumors to grow on any nerve in the body.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014  Clinical

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • New device brings hope to epilepsy patients

    Thursday, June 19, 2014  Mass General

    After years of seizures, a new device gives one Mass General epilepsy patient a new lease on life.

  • Every second counts

    Friday, June 13, 2014  Mass General

    When it comes to treating stroke patients, every second counts.

  • The MGH Epilepsy Service – Where Complexity Meets Innovation

    Wednesday, June 04, 2014  Mass General

    A young Albanian architect found help for his seizure disorders thanks to a unique team of specialists from the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Will New Research Redefine Epilepsy?

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Mass General

    Recent research is challenging the traditional definition of epilepsy as an expression of increased excitability and firing of a group of neurons. This has major implications for clinical treatment.

  • The MGH Epilepsy Service – Where Complexity Meets Innovation

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014  Mass General

    When Elton, a young Albanian architect, couldn’t find treatment for his disabling seizures in Albania, he traveled 500 miles to Austria to meet with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Epilepsy Service Director Andrew J. Cole, MD. Dr. Cole, in Austria on a business trip, felt Elton was a good candidate for surgery and brought his case back to his colleagues in Boston.

  • Mass General recognized for stroke care

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These awards, sponsored by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, recognize hospitals that provide the highest quality stroke care.

  • Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) Website Offers Resources for Patients and Researchers

    Friday, January 31, 2014  Research

    The Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) website is devoted to supporting clinical research of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron disease (MND).

  • ALS Clinical Trials Liaison Available to Help Connect PALS With Clinical Research Information

    Thursday, January 30, 2014  Research

    NEALS and ALSA partner to offer clinical trial liaison service to help people with ALS navigate the world of clinical research.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Discovery & Drug Discovery

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013  Research

    “This is the largest collection of familial Alzheimer’s whole-genome sequences in the world,” Dr. Tanzi says, comprising half a petabyte of data, equivalent to the entire contents of the Library of Congress. “This is as big as big data gets.” 

  • Spinal Metastases & Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Clinical

    Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.

  • Dietary Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have not been controlled despite trying multiple antiepileptic drugs.

  • Tau Pathology Spreading out from the Entorhinal Cortex Can be Reversed

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Research

    Neurofibrillary tangles - largely composed of tau protein- are one of the two pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Alzheimer's Early Treatment

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Research

    Can anti-amyloid antibody treatment reverse Alzheimer’s disease pathology before memory loss sets in?

  • Alzheimer’s Preclinical Disease Biomarker

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Research

    Mark Albers, MD, PhD, is developing a set of simple but powerful tools to screen for the very earliest stages of preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

  • Strides in Understanding and Treating ALS

    Sunday, December 01, 2013  Mass General

    The Northeast ALS Consortium, co-founded by Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Merit Cudkowicz, MD, has spurred basic and translational research that has led to investigational therapies and improved patient outcomes.

  • "The Art of Illness"

    Friday, November 01, 2013  Mass General

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its evening series

  • Ihn Sik Seong: The Long Search for the Full Story of Huntington’s Disease

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013  Research

    Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease.

  • Use of clot-dissolving drug for ischemic stroke nearly doubled from 2003 to 2011.

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Mass General

    A team of researchers reports both an overall increase in the use of tPA to dissolve clots blocking arteries supplying the brain and administration of the potentially life-saving drug to a more diverse group of patients.

  • Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Fellowship in Therapeutic Development 2014

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013  Research

    Applications are being sought for a joint MGH/Biogen Idec two-year training program in translational neuroscience.

  • Neurology Infusion Center: A feeling of family

    Friday, August 16, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Neurology Infusion Center is an ambulatory outpatient unit that delivers infusion and intravenous (IV) services to patients, ages 18 and older, who have a variety of neurological disorders. On average, the unit sees 12 to 14 patients per day but more referrals from MGH clinicians for ambulatory patients are welcome.

  • A brain cancer "warrior" takes the trip of a lifetime

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013  Mass General

    Mass General patient Michelle Beale's journey started with debilitating headaches. Now she's traveling around the world.

  • Concussion

    Monday, July 22, 2013  Clinical

    When neurosurgeon Tina Duhaime, MD, of the MGH Youth Sports Concussion Clinic, talks with families about concussion, she takes time to explain what is known, and just as importantly, what isn’t known, about this common injury.

  • TeleStroke: Real-time Resources for Better Patient Care

    Monday, July 22, 2013  Clinical

    Through the TeleStroke network, 30 emergency departments across the northeast have real-time access to stroke experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • E Pluribus Unum for Parkinson Disease - Researchers Draw on Sources to Improve Treatment of PD

    Monday, July 22, 2013  Clinical

    What do Gaucher’s disease, gout, and amyloid plaques have in common? For researchers at the MGH, each of them may shed light on the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter

    Monday, July 22, 2013  Clinical

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • It takes a team

    Friday, June 28, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team was honored with the 2012 Acute Stroke Champion Award at the MGH Acute Stroke Gala Breakfast.

  • Informatics Core at MIND: Building Tools, Creating Connections

    Thursday, March 14, 2013  Research

    The Informatics Core at MIND offers state-of-the-art bioinformatics services, connecting researchers with tools, each other, and expertise to manage their clinical and research databases.

  • Lessons learned through pages turned

    Friday, January 25, 2013  Mass General

    When it came time for Bryn Seltzer, 13, of Needham, to choose her bat mitzvah project, she knew she wanted to give back to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which had cared for her since she was 6 years old.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Cure Alzheimer’s Fund donates $5.4 million

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    On Oct. 18, at a press conference in Cambridge, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund announced a fitting $5.4 million contribution to the MGH to fund state-of-the-art whole genome DNA sequencing that aims to enhance understanding of the genetic roots of Alzheimer’s.

  • New neurology chief shares lessons

    Friday, October 05, 2012  Mass General

    The 15th Annual Women in Medicine Month Celebration on Sept. 20 featured a keynote lecture by Merit Cudkowicz, MD, chief of Neurology.

  • New Mass General Center to Help Speed Development of Neurological Treatments

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    Mass General received a $20 million grant to establish a nationwide clinical coordinating center for testing drugs that can help people with diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Boosting metabolism at work

    Friday, August 10, 2012  Mass General

    Research has shown that sitting for extended periods may not only negatively affect health but also may prematurely shorten lifespan. Marie Pasinski, MD, offers five ways to incorporate more activity into the workday.

  • All’s Quiet on the Lunder Floors

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    The Lunder Building is leading a noise-reduction revolution. Thanks to careful planning and innovative thinking, patients rest and receive treatment in a quiet healing environment.

  • Not Your Typical Rash: Why Shingles Can't Be Taken Lightly

    Thursday, May 31, 2012  Mass General

    Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, associate professor of Neurology, says shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a serious neurological complication in which pain lingers in an area of previous shingles long after the rash heals, cannot be taken lightly. PHN can last for months or years and is a source of severe and disabling pain, particularly for older patients.

  • Mind over matter

    Friday, May 25, 2012  Mass General

    Nearly 15 years after a stroke left her paralyzed and unable to speak, 59-year-old Cathy Hutchinson controlled a robotic arm to lift coffee to her mouth and take a drink by thinking about moving her own arm.

  • 2012 Research Scholars announced

    Friday, May 25, 2012  Mass General

    The second group of MGH Research Scholars – recipients of unrestricted five-year grants to support innovative investigations – was announced at the hospital’s Research Advisory Council (RAC) annual meeting on May 11.

  • Responsibility with a smile

    Friday, May 04, 2012  Mass General

    In her 30 years as a member of the Child Neurology Department, Ginny Tosney-Trask has “become legendary for her humanity, warmth and generosity.”

  • In Memoriam: C. Miller Fisher, MD

    Friday, April 20, 2012  Mass General

    C. Miller Fisher, MD, founder of the MGH Stroke Service and widely regarded as the father of stroke neurology, died April 14 at the age of 98.

  • Appointments announced

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    THE MGH WILL WELCOME new chiefs for the Department of Neurology and the Department of Urology later this spring.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • Care redesign teams move forward with recommendations

    Friday, July 01, 2011  Mass General

    The Partners Strategic Initiative is an ongoing effort to improve care and increase efficiency across all Partners institutions, including the MGH.

  • Third Annual Tarbell Lecture features Anne B. Young, MD, PhD

    Friday, June 10, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.10.11 A world-renowned neurological researcher and clinician who has helped break down barriers for women in her field, Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, chief of the Department of Neurology, has a great deal of wisdom and insight to offer to colleagues.

  • Anne Young, MD, PhD, donates $1M to Department of Neurology

    Friday, April 08, 2011  Mass General

    ANNE YOUNG, MD, PHD, chief of Neurology, made history for women in academic medicine by making a $1 million gift to the Department of Neurology through a deferred charitable gift annuity.

  • Lunder Building patient floors enhance patient- and family-oriented care

    Friday, March 11, 2011  Mass General

    The top five floors of the Lunder Building are dedicated adult inpatient units for neuroscience and cancer patients. While the patient floors follow a standard design, each has highlights specific to a particular patient population. This week, MGH Hotline will highlight unique features of Floors 6 through 8, which are devoted to neuroscience patients, and provide a general description of a Lunder Building inpatient room. A subsequent issue will focus on Floors 9 and 10, which are dedicated to cancer patients, and will highlight the Lunder Building’s nursing, support services and common areas.

  • Lunder Building to “Go Live” this summer

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration.

  • Acute Stroke Quality Task Force recognizes fastest treatment time

    Friday, February 04, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.04.11 TIME IS BRAIN when it comes to treating stroke.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

  • MGH residents and fellows make great save during soccer game

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    SPAIN MAY HAVE WON the World Cup, but a team of MGH medical residents and fellows had a victory of their own on the soccer field this summer when they helped save the life of another player.

  • Overcoming the odds

    Friday, May 28, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.28.10

  • Surviving a brain stem stroke

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010  Mass General

    Stroke is one of the leading causes of serious, long-term disability in the United States. The Stroke Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center successfully treat one of emergency medicine’s toughest stroke cases.

  • Cutting-edge research, industry-changing model of care improves the lives of patients

    Thursday, January 07, 2010  Clinical

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most prevalent and aggressive type of muscular dystrophy, affecting one in every 3,500 live male births in the world. It is also one of the most common lethal genetic diseases of children worldwide.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • In Memoriam: Lisa Krivickas, MD

    Friday, October 02, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.02.09 Lisa Krivickas, MD, associate chief of the MGH Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a physician in the Department of Neurology, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, Sept. 22 at the age of 45.

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009  Mass General

    The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children is using genetic research to better understand TSC and other diseases like cancer, autism and obesity.

  • Turning thoughts into action

    Monday, June 15, 2009  Mass General

    Dr. Leigh Hochberg from the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital is using neurotechnology to harness brain signals that accompany movement. The ultimate goal of the work is to "turn thought into action," with the hope of one day assisting people with ALS, spinal cord injury and stroke to regain control over their environment.

  • Videoconferencing can increase patient access to stroke specialists

    Monday, May 18, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist Dr. Lee Schwamm leads a national policy endorsing telestroke as an effective means of stroke evaluation.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Home for Christmas

    Friday, December 19, 2008  Clinical

    One year ago, a team of intensive care experts at Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to save Karla Leavenworth's life.

  • New screening tool for identifying major depression in patients with epilepsy

    Monday, September 15, 2008  Mass General

    Commentary on NDDI-E screening tool for detecting symptoms of major depression, while excluding adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs or temporal lobe epilepsy memory problems

Publications

Currently Browsing:2014

  • NeuroImage: Clinical

    Monday, December 22, 2014

    Evidence from human post mortem, in vivo and animal model studies implicates the neuroimmune system and activated microglia in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • The Lancet: Neurology

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    In a phase III trial, dexpramipexole was generally well tolerated but did not differ from placebo on any pre-specified efficacy endpoint measurement. The trial can inform the design of future clinical research strategies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Stem Cells

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    The results of an ongoing Phase I trial of intraspinal injections of fetal-derived neural stems cells in patients with ALS.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Published Phase II results demonstrated that single oral doses of 250 mg and 500 mg of CK-2017357 appeared safe and well-tolerated in patients with ALS.
  • MIND Research Review

    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    A review of research at the Massgeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Lancet Neurology

    Saturday, May 01, 2010

    Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a time-to-event design assessing the safety and efficacy of lithium in combination with riluzole in patients with ALS.
  • Therapy Times

    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    Paige Nalipinski, senior speech language pathologist and project coordinator at MGH, writes about ALS care guidelines and her experience working with patients at the MGH ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Dystonia Newsletter 2009

    Sunday, November 01, 2009

    The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Muscle & Nerve

    Tuesday, July 01, 2008

    Safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of arimoclomol in ALS were assessed.

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Dystonia Update Annual Newsletter

    Saturday, December 01, 2007

    The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Currently Browsing:2006

  • Dystonia Newsletter 2006

    Friday, December 01, 2006

    The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.
  • Annals of Neurology

    Saturday, July 01, 2006

    A double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to determine if celecoxib is safe and effective in ALS.
  • Dystonia Update 2006

    Friday, December 15, 2006

    The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Currently Browsing:2005

  • Neurology

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    An open-label dose-escalation trial was performed to assess the safety and tolerability of high doses of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in ALS.

Currently Browsing:2004

  • Neurology

    Tuesday, November 09, 2004

    A randomized double-blind, placebo controlled trial on 104 patients with ALS from 14 sites to evaluate the efficacy of creatine supplementation in ALS.

Currently Browsing:2003

  • Neurology

    Tuesday, August 26, 2003

    A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter randomized clinical trial to determine if long-term topiramate therapy is safe and slows disease progression in patients with ALS.

Events

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Neurological Emergencies

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    When patients complain of headache, dizziness, weakness or back pain, how do you determine which is an emergency? This special program provides state-of-the-art approaches and tools to quickly and effectively determine which cases are emergencies, and how to treat them.
  • Jake's Ride

    Sunday, May 01, 2016

    Please join us on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Short Hills, NJ for Jake’s Ride! A generous portion of the funds raised will go to support Movement Disorder Fellowship training at here at Mass General!

Currently Browsing:2015

Currently Browsing:2014

Currently Browsing:2013

  • MGH Russell Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its lunchtime series
  • "The Art of Illness"

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation Lecture Series invites you to attend the next in its series of free monthly evening lectures.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Neurology Grand Rounds are held in the Ether Dome on Thursdays 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • 3rd Annual Christopher Leavitts Memorial Motorcycle Ride

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Christopher Leavitts Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, May 18th in Everett, to benefit head trauma research at Mass General.
  • Beautiful Brain with Marie Pasinski, MD

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    Harvard neurologist, Dr. Marie Pasinski, MD will talk about keeping your brain healthy.

Currently Browsing:2012

Multimedia

  • Video about Parkinson's and LBD research

    Parkinson's Symposium at MIND- 2008

    Momentum in our Pursuit of Cures - Research advances in Parkinson's, Lewy Body dementia, and Parkinson's-Plus disorders. Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Director, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND), formerly Chief of Neurology Service.

  • Michael Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke

    Michael Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke

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June 2015

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets– National Geographic mentions MGH physician Elizabeth Thiele

May 15, 2015

Acting out dreams could be dangerous disorder, neurological issue– WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 video report quoting MGH physician Aleksandar Videnovic 

May 14, 2015

Increased Neuropathy Risk in Celiac Disease– Medscape News quotes MGH physician Shamik Bhattacharyya

April 30, 2015

Boston researchers say these 12 innovations could change medicine– Boston Business Journal article quotes MGH investigators, Bruce Rosen, Nir Hacohen, Matthew Frosch, Xandra Breakefield, Nazem Atassi, Maurizio Fava, Emad Eskandar and Rudy Tanzi

April 24, 2015

MGH Doctor On ‘Time 100′ List For Alzheimer’s Research- WBZ news article and video features MGH physician Rudy Tanzi

April 22, 2015

Makers showcase MS drugs– Boston Herald article quotes MGH physician Eric Klawiter

April 21, 2015

VIDEO: Expert picks top studies in Alzheimer’s, migraine, and stroke at AAN– Family Practice News - video features MGH physician Natalia Rost

April 2015

Dr. Mateen wins grand prize at the 2015 Neuro Film Festival100 Pioneers: Rudolph Tanzi– TIME Magazine article about MGH physician Rudolph Tanzi

April 16, 2015

 100 Pioneers: Rudolph Tanzi– TIME Magazine article about MGH physician Rudolph Tanzi

April 15, 2015

The ALS Association, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital Neurological Clinical Research Institute Collaborate with GlaxoSmithKline on New ALS Clinical Trial

February 22, 2015

Single mother spreads awareness after her husband dies of rare disease- The Boston Globe article quotes MGH Physician Bradford Dickerson

February 12, 2015

Brain Stents Show Big Promise for Certain Stroke Patients– ABC News (Associated Press)

February 3, 2015

ALS Funding and Hopes Still Buoyed by Ice Bucket Challenge- article quotes MGH physician James Berry

January 23, 1015

Epileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout– ABC News / Good Morning America article quotes MGH investigator Elizabeth Thiele

December 11, 2014

Tests May Soon Predict Alzheimer’s. Do You Want to Know?– Bloomberg News article quotes MGH physician Alireza Atri

December 1, 2014

Hundreds take part in ALS Walk – Plattsburg(N.Y.)- Press Republican quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

November 18, 2014

Putting "ice bucket challenge" cash into action - CBSNews

November 17, 2014

'Forgotten' Brain Region Rediscovered a CenturyLater– LiveScience.com

November 6, 2014

Brain Research Needs To Be Better Supported, ExpertsSay– Alzheimer’s News Today

October 29, 2014

Researchers isolate target for therapies to treat cocaineaddiction– United Press International coverage of study led by MGH investigator Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili

October 13, 2014

Study using unique 3D lab cultures appears to confirm how Alzheimer’s begins inbrain– Washington Post

This Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Could Be a GameChanger– Time.com

Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s Research(video)– NECN

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’sResearch– New York Times

October 12, 2014

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer'sOrigins– HealthDay News

An Unnerving Enigma: New Clues to Fibromyalgia’s Origins could Crack the Case of ChronicPain– featuring Anne Oaklander, MD

October 8, 2014

Stroke Prevention For Women: Healthy Diet And 2-Hour Workouts Per Week Cut Stoke Risk InHalf– Medical Daily quotes MGH physician Natalia Rost

September/October 2014 Issue

An Unnerving Enigma: New Clues to Fibromyalgia’s Origins could Crack the Case of ChronicPain– featuring Anne Oaklander, MD.

September 25, 2014

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette'Tics'– HealthDay quotes MGH physician Jeremiah Scharf

September 15, 2014

After Traumatic Brain Injury, A Young Man’s AstoundingRecovery– Featuring MGH Physician, Brian Edlow”

September 10, 2014

Attacking Alzheimer’s – ChronicleEpisode– Featuring MGH Investigator Rudy Tanzi, PhD

September 7, 2014

“Understanding BrainTumors”– quotes MGH physician Tracy Batchelor

August 26, 2014

Facing Alzheimer'sDisease– link to audio of program featuring MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi and

August 13, 2014

Telestroke Hits the Mainstream, but Can Other Specialties FollowSuit?– quotes MGH physician, Lee Schwamm

July 3, 2014

Slow Progress TreatingALS– quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

May 4, 2014

Young Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging –National Geographic online quotes MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi, PhD

April 25, 2014

Top Docs Q&A: AliceFlaherty– Boston Magazine

April 8, 2014

Stroke: Improving stroke care in the ER – MedPage Today video report featuring MGH physician Natalia Rost

April 4, 2014

Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein – Daily Beast quotes MGH/BWH investigator Reisa Sperling

April 3, 2014

New hope for treating ALS – Harvard Gazette mentions clinical trial to be led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz

March 31, 2014

What the nose knows – Holistic Health/Albany Times Union cites study led by MGH investigator Mark Albers

February 27, 2014

High-calorie feeding may slow progression of ALS

February 27, 2014

First Huntington disease prevention trial shows treatment safety, suggests slowing of presymptomatic progression 

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

Magnesium Flops in Pre-Hospital Stroke TxTrial– coverage quoting MGH physicianLee Schwamm,MD

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

DNR Orders Muddy Stroke Death Data– quotesLee Schwamm,MD, as spokesperson for the American Stroke Association

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

Common Infections May DullMind– quotesLee Schwamm,MD, as spokesperson for the American Stroke Association

February 13, 2014 – MedPage Today

Gout Culprit Promising as Acute StrokeTx– MedPage Today quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 12, 2014 – Harvard Crimson

Creatine Supplement Slows Onset of Huntington’sDisease– coverage of study led by MGH investigators Steven Hersch and Diana Rosas

February 10, 2014 – Boston Globe

Epilepsy and the small risk of death fromseizures– quotes MGH physician Ronald Thibert

February 10, 2014 – PsychCentral.com

Creatine Slows Onset of Huntington’s DiseaseSymptoms–  coverage of study led by MGH investigators Steven Hersch and Diana Rosas

February 10, 2014 – Boston Globe

 

Epilepsy and the small risk of death fromseizures– quotes MGH physician Ronald Thibert  

February 10, 2014 – Medscape News

What's Hot at International Stroke Conference2014?–  article based on interview with MGH physician Steven Greenberg 

February 10, 2014 – Modern Healthcare

Paper looks at strategies for implementing telehealthprograms– coverage of journal article written by MGH physician Lee Schwamm

January 28, 2014 – Boston Globe

Children with epilepsy waiting for medicalmarijuana– quotes MGH physicians Ronald Thibert and Elizabeth Thiele

January 27, 2014 - Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Joost to receive clinical treament in theUS– mentions that former rugby player with ALS will participate in clinical trial at MGHALS Multidisciplinary Clinic     

January 22, 2014- Reuters Health

 

Handheld Device Identifies Vision Loss in Children With Optic PathwayGliomas– quotes MGH investigatorFawn Leigh

January 17, 2014  – New Scientist

Smartphone EEG to diagnose epilepsy in poornations– coverage of project led by MGH investigatorFarrah Mateen

January 15, 2014 – Global News

Five ways Canadian-funded scientists are addressing epilepsy, mental health in developingcountries – quotes and includes brief video interview of MGH investigatorFarrah Mateen

January 14, 2014 – Technology Review

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a ParalyzedLimb– quotes MGH investigatorLeigh Hochberg 

January 10, 2014 – The Atlantic

A Lesser-Known Dementia That StealsPersonality– mentions study led by MGH physicianBradford Dickerson; the profiled patient is receiving care at MGH

January 9, 2014 – Medscape News

New Cognitive Assessment Tools for Upcoming ADTrials– coverage of meeting presentation by MGH physicianDorene Rentz

January 3, 2014 - Medscape News

Inosine Safe, Raises Urate Levels in EarlyParkinson’s- coverage of study led by MGH physician Michael Scwarzschild

January 2, 2014 – United Press International

Medication may help in Parkinson's diseasetreatment– coverage of study led by MGH physicianMichael Scwarzschild

December 30, 2013 – Psych Central

Inosine may benefit Parkinson's patients- covers study led by MGH investigatorMichael Schwarzschild

December 24, 2013

Coverage quoting MGH investigatorMichael Scwarzschild

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson'sPatients- Medicine Net

Parkinson's Research Study Shows Inosine Compound Raises UrateLevels- Sacramento Bee (PR Newswire)

Oral ingestion of inosine compound raises urate levels, shows Parkinson'sstudy- News Medical

December 24, 2013 – The Almagest

Imaging studies may predict tumor response to anti-angiogenicdrugs- quotes MGH investigators Tracy Batchelor and Rakesh Jain

December 24, 2013

Coverage quoting MGH investigatorMichael Scwarzschild

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients– Health Magazine

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson'sPatients– HealthDay

December 20, 2013 – White Coat Notes/Boston.com

When emotional stress becomes physicalillness– includes Q&A with MGH physicanAlice Flaherty

December 20, 2013 – Business Insider

How To Step Yourself Down To Just 4.5 Hours Of Sleep ADay– quotes MGH physicianMatt Bianchi

December 16, 2013 – Radio MD

Are You at Risk forShingles?– includes link to audio interview with MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

December 15, 2013 – USA Today

New research sheds light on mysterious fibromyalgiapain– quotes MGH physicianAnne Louise Oaklander

December 9, 2013 – Health Report/Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sense of smell in the detection of Alzheimer's Disease– item on study led by MGH investigatorMarkAlbers

December 9, 2013 – White Coat Notes/Boston.com

UMass Memorial study finds telemedicine improved ICU care– quotes MGH physicianLeeSchwamm

December 2, 2013 – CTPost.com

"Senior moments'' just part ofaging– quotes MGH physicianAnne Louise Oaklander

November 26, 2013 – Live Science.com

Clues to Alzheimer's Risk Seen in Babies'Brains– cites journal editorial by MGH investigatorsJohn GrowdonandBradleyHyman

November 19, 2013 – Boston.com

Mass. General Hospital neurologist talks sleepdisorders– video chat withMatt Bianchi, chief of sleep medicine at MGH

November 11, 2013 – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Globe trotting neurologistcommended– quotes MGH Neurology doctor Farrah Mateen

November 9, 2013 – CNN.com

Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know?– quotes MGH investigatorRudy Tanzi

November 7, 2013 – CBS News

TIA "mini stroke" may increase risk for serious stroke  – quotes MGH investigator quotes MGH physicianLee Schwamm

October 24, 2013 – Boston.com

New insights into treating Parkinson’s from yeast, stem cellexperiments – coverage of study co-authored by MGH physicianVikram Khurana, who is quoted

October 16, 2013 – Daily Rx

New Med Not the Answer for LouGehrig's– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorMerit Cudkowicz

October 16, 2013 – GoLocalProv.com (Providence, R.I.)

NEW: Brown University’s “BrainGate” Program Wins $1MPrize – coverage of award to team including MGH investigatorLeigh Hochberg

October 16, 2013 – Associated Press

US research team wins $1 million prize inIsrael – coverage of award to team including MGH investigatorLeigh Hochberg

October 4, 2013 – Boston Magazine

Researchers Discover A New Cause ForAlzheimer’s– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorsRudy Tanzi andJaehong Suh

October 2. 2013 – Las Vegas Guardian Express

Is Alzheimer’s Your Future From a MidlifeCrisis?– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorRudolph Tanzi

September 30, 2013 – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Rudy Tanzi and Jaehong Suh

Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer'sDisease– HealthDay News

Alzheimer's: Two additional gene mutations linked todisease– United Press International

Alzheimer’s: A Discovery of Two New GeneMutations– News Pro Net

September 23, 2013 – Ivanhoe Newschannel

Pain Syndrome Diagnosis andCure– quotes MGH physicians Anne Louise Oaklander and Max Klein

September 23, 2013 – Press Trust of India

Gene mutations behind Alzheimer'sidentified– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorsRudy Tanzi and Jaehong Suh

September 17, 2013 – Family Practice Digital News

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: The eyes may have it– mentions 2010 study led by MGH investigatorRudolph Tanzi

September 13, 2013 – KABC-TV, Ch. 7 (Los Angeles)

Have unexplained pain? New research mayhelp– report featuring MGH physicians Anne Louise Oaklander and Max Klein

September 9, 2013 – Asia News International

15 Percent of Common Strokes Occur in Adolescents and Young Adults, Says Study– coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Aneesh Singhal

August 30, 2013 – Florida Courier

A better understanding of autism– mentions a meeting presentation by MGH physician Martha Herbert

August 29, 2013 – Boston Globe

Patrick Cogan will not allow disease to stop his athleticpursuits– mentions

August 28, 2013 – Medscape News

Ultra-Early Thrombolysis Cuts Disability in MildStroke- quotes MGH physicianLee Schwamm

August 28, 2013 - Reuters Health

Cediranib No Clear Help in RecurrentGlioblastoma– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorTracy Batchelor

August 27, 2013 – Daily Rx

Doubling the Use of Gold Standard StrokeRx– coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lee Schwamm

August 26, 2013 –coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lee Schwam

Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster forStroke– HealthDay News

tPA Use in Ischemic Stroke Nearly Doubled 2003 to2011– HealthDay Physician's Briefing

Clot-Busting Drugs Used More Often in Stroke– MedPage Today

August 23, 2013 – Medscape (Reuters Health)

Clinical Findings Identify Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction WithHemorrhage– coverage of study (MedScape 80991) led by MGH physician-investigatorAneesh Singhal

August 22, 2013 – Nurse.com

Study finds sizable increase in use of tPA to treatstroke– coverage of study led by MGH physicianLee Schwamm

August 12, 2013 – Healio Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia patients’ pain might stem from small-fiberpolyneuropathy– coverage of study led by MGH physicianAnne Louise Oaklander

August 7, 2013 – HealthDay News

New Clues to Fibromyalgia's Causes- HealthDay News

August 6, 2013 – Daily Rx.com

In Search of the Source of Pain– coverage of study led by MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

August 5, 2013 – Boston Globe

How is a mini-stroke different from a stroke?– quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

August 5, 2013 – National Pain Report

Study Finds Many Fibromyalgia Patients Have Nerve Damage– coverage of study led by MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

August 2, 2013 – MedIndia

In Around Half Of Fibromyalgia Patients, Evidence of Nerve Damage Found

August 2, 2013 – Science 2.0

Half Of Fibromyalgia Patients Have Evidence Of Nerve Damage

July 27, 2013 – USA Today

Multiple sclerosis in children rare – but oftenworse– quotes MGH physicianTanuja Chitnis

July 27, 2013 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology New

Detecting, Tracking Brain Tumors with DigitalPCR– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorXandra Breakefield, PhD, also quotes physician Fred Hochberg

July 25, 2013 – CommonHealth/WBUR.org

Brain Cancer: Gene Test May Do Work Of Biopsy, Help TrackTumors– coverage of study led by MGH investigator Xandra Breakefield, PhD 

July 25, 2013 –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

South Side facility working on treatment for Lou Gehrig'sdisease– quotes MGH physicianMerit Cudkowicz

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner
Strokes still largelymisunderstood– quotes MGH Neurology physicianNatalia Rost

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner
Healthier habits reduce stroke risk factors– quotes MGH Neurology physicianNatalia Rost

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner

Question and Answer on stroke with Dr. ThabeleLeslie-Mazwi– interview with MGH Neurology physicianTabele Leslie-Mazwi

June 28, 2013 – MGH Hotline

The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team honored– MentionsEric RosenthalandTabele Leslie-Mazwi

June 25, 2013 - Mass General News, Giving

Researcher Tackles Sleep Disorder Links to Common Diseases – MGH physicianMatt Bianchi

June 24, 2013 - The New Yorker

Before Night Falls: Alzheimer's researchers seek a newapproach – featuresReisa Sperling

June 20, 2013 – ABC News

Fast Thinking Saves Lives From Stroke  – coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigatorLee Schwamm

June 20, 2013 – Reading (Penn.) Eagle

Meditation can help bring our lives under control when we are under stress– discusses book co-authored by MGH investigator Rudy Tanzi 

June 11, 2013 – CNN Health

Gene hunter by day, Aerosmith organist bynight– feature on MGH investigatorRudolph Tanzi

June 6, 2013- Neurology Today

A Novel Gene Pathway to Alzheimer's Discovered, Offering New Potential TherapeuticTargetRudolph Tanzi

June 6, 2013 – US News and World Report

Living with ALS: Medical Gains Can't Come FastEnough– covers patient being treated at MGH and clinical trial led by MGH investigator James Berry

June 10, 2013 – Boston Herald

Former governor raised ALSprofile– quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

Spring, 2013

Informatics Core at MIND: Building Tools, Creating Connections

May 28, 2013 – The Inquisitr

Alzheimer’s Drug Was Too Good To BeTrue– coverage of report from group including MGH investigatorRudolph Tanzi

May 23, 2013 – Marketwatch

10 things the sleep-aid industry won’t tellyou– quotes MGH physicianMatt Bianchi

May 16, 2013 - Web MD

Alternative Treatments for ChronicPain - quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

May 15, 2013 - WBUR Commonhealth Journal 

Specialist: My Prime Take-Home Points From ‘Dot Earth’ Reporter’sStroke

April 29, 2013 - WBUR Commonhealth Journal

Lockdown Lesson: When Life Gets In The Way Of MedicalCare - quotes MGH physicianLee Schwamm

April 26, 2013 - Coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

Alzheimer’s Advance: Gene Could Help to Clear Brain Plaques Responsible for theDisease– Healthland/Time Magazine Online

Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer'sTreatments– HealthDay News

Blocking protein in brain may halt Alzheimer'sprocess– Asia News International

New Strategy to Halt Alzheimer's Progress: Housecleaning theBrain– Medical Daily

Alzheimer's: The CostliestKiller– Bloomberg/Business Week
quotes former MGH investigator Jang-Ho Cha

April 24, 2013 - Bioscience Technology

Novel Therapy Safe forALS– Coverage of study co-led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz

April 8, 2013 – Seacoast Online

A journey throughAlzheimer's– Article by patient's husband mentions Mass General physicianJohn Growdon

April 8, 2013 – HealthTech Zone

Six-Month Telehealth Pilot Program at Massachusetts GeneralHospital

April 8, 2013 – Healthcare IT News

Mass General launches telehealthpilot– Quotes Mass General physician Lee H. Schwamm 

April 8, 2013 – Boston Globe

High-tech imagery helps surgeons combatepilepsy– quotes MGHfC physicians Elizabeth Thiel and Ann-Christine Duhaime, parent of MGHfC patient

April 1, 2013 – NPR.org

As Stroke Risk Rises Among Younger Adults, So Does EarlyDeath– quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

March 28, 2013 – Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch

Alzheimer’s needs moreresearch– Mentions MGH research study

March 26 – Vitals/NBC News.com

Cold sores may be tied to memory loss, studysuggests– quotes MGH physician Alireza Atri

March 25 – American Academy of Neurology

Boston Researcher Receives $240,000 Award for ALSResearch- American Academy of Neurology Award presented to James D. Berry, MD, MPH, during the AAN's 65th Annual Meeting.

March 22 – WWFXT-TV, Ch. 25

Doctor comments on prevalence of Alzheimer's, dementia atdeath– video segment featuring MGH physican Alireza Atri

March 18, 2013 - WebMD

Alternative Treatments for ChronicPain– quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

March 13, 2013 - Radio Boston/WBUR

Gender Bias InMedicine– interview with MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

March 12, 2013 - Articles cover study led by MGH investigator Anne Louise Oaklander

Explaining Childhood ChronicPain– BioscienceTechnology.com

Nerve Damage May Explain Chronic Pain inChildren– AmericanNewsReport.com

Unexplained Chronic Pain in Children Linked to NerveDamage– Child Health News

February 26, 2013 – Huffington Post

Time to Get Real: The Riddle ofPerception– article co-authored by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

February 21, 2013 – Medscape News

Female Sex May Protect AgainstAutism– coverage of study led by MGH investigators Elise Robinson and Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – Science in Mind/Boston.com

Girls may be protected against autism, new studyfinds- coverage of study led by MGH investigators Elise Robinson and Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – HealthDay News

Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage inFemales– quotes MGH physician Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen  – coverage quoting MGH physician Martha Herbert

Special Series: Autism's newfrontiers

Trial treatments: The goal is not only to reduce symptoms, but reverse autism’scourse

Dr. Martha Herbert’s six tips for helping people withautism

February 13, 2013 – Med India

One in Three Brain Injury Patients Would Have Regained Some Functionality If Life Support Had BeenSustained– quotes MGH physicianSteven Greenberg

February 12, 2013 – Huffington Post

Feel Like a Butterfly, See Like a Bee? The Mystery ofPerception– article co-authored by MGH investigatorRudolph Tanzi

February 8, 2013 – Everyday Health.com

Bad News for Pot Smokers: Double the StrokeRisk– quotes MGH physicianLee Schwamm

February 6, 2013 – MedPage Today

ISC: Sun, Sand Add to Science at StrokeMeeting– quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 2, 2013 – Medscape News

What's Hot at International Stroke Conference2013?– quotes MGH physicianSteven Greenberg

February 1, 2013 – Nature News

RNA fragments may yield rapid, accurate cancerdiagnosis– mentions MGH research study and quotes physician Fred Hochberg

January 31, 2013 – Shots/NPR.org

Should Medicare Pay For Alzheimer'sScans?– coverage quoting Steven Pearson of MGH-based Institute for Technology Assessment

January 30, 2013 – Scientific American

RNA Fragments May Yield Rapid, Accurate CancerDiagnosis– mentions MGH research study and quotes physician Fred Hochberg

January 30, 2013 – The Chart/CNN Online

Obese girls at risk of multiple sclerosis, studyfinds– quotes MGH physicianTanuja Chitnis

January 29, 2013 – MedPage Today

Amyloid Imaging GuidelineIssued– coverage of report from committee co-chaired by MGH investigatorKeith Johnson

January 23, 2013 – MedWire News

Amyloid clue to Parkinson’sdementia– coverage of study led by MGH physicianJohn Growdon

January 16, 2013 – Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)

BattlingAlzheimer's- quotes MGH physicianKimiko Domoto-Reilly

January 16, 2013 – HealthDay News

Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired BrainConnections– coverage of study led by MGH investigatorTal Kenet

January 16, 2013 – Examiner.com

Three new autism research surprises in a season ofsurprises

January 7, 2013 – TED Weekends/Huffington Post

Nurture the Miracle ofNeuroplasticity– article written by MGH physicianMarie Pasinski

January 1, 2013 – Health & Family/Time Magazine Online

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized for Blood Clot: How Concussions and ClotsConnect– quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

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