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Study suggests neurobiological basis of human-pet relationship

How closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship? A small study from a group of MGH researchers contributes to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and of their own dogs.. Read more.

News Releases

1/26/15: Antiangiogenesis drugs could make major improvement in tuberculosis treatment Use of the same antiangiogenesis drugs that have improved treatment of some cancers may also help surmount persistent difficulties in treating tuberculosis, including the need for months-long treatment and the development of bacterial strains resistant to several different antibiotics.

1/15/15: Study identifies new targeted treatment strategy for some aggressive cancers Researchers from the MGH Cancer Center and Boston University School of Medicine have identified the first potential treatment targeting a pathway by which several aggressive tumors maintain their ability to proliferate.

1/12/15: Imaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients A new study from MGH investigators has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain, findings that pave the way for the exploration of potential new treatment strategies and may lead to an objective way of measuring the presence and intensity of pain.

1/06/15: Primary care physicians more likely to recommend careers as nurse practitioners than as physicians While several physician groups have opposed the perceived replacement of physicians with nurse practitioners as primary care clinicians, a recent survey finds that more physicians would recommend that qualified students pursue careers as nurse practitioners than as primary care physicians.

12/29/14: Year of birth significantly changes impact of obesity-associated gene variant Investigators working to unravel the impact of genetics versus environment on traits such as obesity may need to consider a new factor: when individuals were born. A multi-institutional research team has found that a previously reported correlation between a specific gene variant and the risk of obesity primarily affects those born after 1942.

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Media Coverage

01/29/2015: Researchers Develop ‘Trauma Foam’ to Combat Internal Bleeding Boston Magazine
quotes MGH physician David King

01/29/2015: Docs pay house calls during storm via video chat Boston Herald
quotes MGH physicians Jason Wasfy, Lee Schwamm and administrator Sarah Sossong

01/29/2015: Intergenerational Health Slate.com
article by MGH resident physician Dhruv Khullar

01/29/2015: Study: App increases adherence to sun protection MobiHealth News
quotes journal editorial by MGH investigators Shadi Kouroush and Joseph Kvedar

01/28/2015: Federal Funding Initiative Could Bolster University’s Genomics Research Harvard Crimson
quotes MGH investigator Patrick Ellinor

01/28/2015: Cancer Drug May Overcome Physiological Resistance To Tuberculosis Medications MedicalResearch.com
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rakesh Jain

01/28/2015: 22 #BlizzardBabies Were Delivered at Mass. General BostInno
quotes MGH nurse Michele O’Hara and spokesperson Noah Brown