A lightweight, portable system developed by an MGH research team can produce the potentially life-saving gas nitric oxide from the air by means of an electrical spark. Read more.
7/30/15: Gene variants that modify Huntington’s disease symptom onset could lead to new therapeutic strategies A study that took a novel approach to investigating factors affecting the emergence of symptoms of Huntington’s disease has identified at least two genome sites that house variants that can hasten or delay symptom onset.
7/29/15: Intracellular microlasers could allow precise labeling of up to a trillion individual cells MGH investigators have induced structures incorporated within individual cells to produce laser light at wavelengths that differ based on the size, shape and composition of each microlaser, allowing precise labeling of individual cells.
7/27/15: Gene therapy may improve survival of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer Use of gene therapy to deliver a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve the survival of patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy, which happens 70 percent of the time and is invariably fatal.
7/14/15: New guidelines for statin eligibility improve prediction of cardiovascular risk The current guidelines for determining whether patients should begin taking statins to prevent cardiovascular disease are more accurate and more efficient than earlier guidelines in assigning treatment to those at increased risk for cardiovascular events and identifying those whose low risk rules out the need to take the drugs.
7/13/15: Study of IRB members’ industry relationships finds improvement, but some issues persist A follow-up to a 2005 study of industry relationships among members of Institutional Review Boards at academic health centers finds both improvements in the management of such relationships and the persistence of problems such as IRB members’ voting on protocols with which they may have conflicts of interest.
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07/17/2015: Gov. Baker seeking nearly $30M to fight opioid epidemic
quotes MGH physician Sarah Wakeman
07/17/2015: What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?
mentions device developed by MGH investigator Thomas Burke
07/17/2015: 'Save My Life’: Doctors Race to Save Firefighter's Leg
preview of TV series mentions that MGH is among featured hospitals
07/16/2015: Opinion: It’s Time To Screen Teenagers At School For Risky Substance Use
article by MGH physician Eugene Beresin, also quotes blog post co-authored by psychologist John Kelly
07/16/2015: The doctor who "feels" what you feel
BBC World Service
audio interview with MGH physician Joel Salinas
07/16/2015: MGH, Boston Children's expanding food allergy research
Boston Business Journal
coverage of MGH’s involvement with the Food Allergy Research and Education organization
07/16/2015: Children’s Hospital plans to expand in Boston, Waltham
quotes MGH physician Ronald Kleinman