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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.

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6/2/15: MGH team develops transplantable bioengineered forelimb in an animal model A team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation.

5/19/15: Bacterial communities of the female genital tract have an impact on inflammation, HIV risk A team led by researchers from MGH and the Ragon Institute has found that the most common bacterial community in the genital tract among healthy South Africa women is significantly different from that of women in developed countries and also leads to elevated inflammatory proteins, which could increase the risk of HIV infection.

5/19/15: Study reveals intestinal bacteria succession during recovery from cholera in Bangladesh A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease.

5/18/15: New device successfully captures metastasis-associated circulating tumor cell clusters The latest version of a microfluidic device for capturing rare circulating tumor cells is the first designed specifically to capture clusters of two or more cells, rather than single cells. Recent studies by MGH investigators and others have suggested that CTC clusters are significantly more likely to cause metastases than single circulating tumor cells.

5/14/15: 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.

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05/28/2015: The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy With Depression New York Times Magazine
quotes MGH physician Lee Cohen

05/28/2015: Genetic testing poses parental dilemma Boston Herald
quotes MGH physician Scott Plotkin

05/28/2015: Why Your Antidepressants Stopped Working and What to Do About It U.S. News & World Report
quotes MGH physician Maurizio Fava

05/28/2015: Here’s Why We’re All Obsessed With The Charlie Charlie Challenge MTV.com
quotes MGH physician Steven Schlozman

05/28/2015: Cerebellum may be site of creative spark Science News (subscription only)
quotes MGH physician Jeremy Schmahmann

05/27/2015: Can We Cure Huntington’s Disease? DNA Science Blog
mentions study led by MGH investigator Jong-Min Lee

05/27/2015: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Serious Business U.S. News & World Report
quotes MGH physician Sameer Sheth