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Mass General has the largest hospital-based research program in the United States. Explore some of our current research projects and recent milestones in cancer, AIDS, genetics, transplantation, schizophrenia and basic research.
Find more information below about current research projects and recent milestones featured in the slideshow.
Imaging: 3D Mammography
A New Dimension in Breast Imaging Pioneered at Mass General, 3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, produces a 3D view of breast tissue to improve breast-cancer screening and detection while reducing callbacks and anxiety for women.
Cancer: Genotyping and Smart Drugs
A Smarter Way to Treat Cancer Armed with tiny pills and a growing library of cancer-causing mutations, the Cancer Center is paving the way to personalized medicine.
HIV/AIDS: Finding a Vaccine
Unraveling the Mysteries of AIDs Small protein changes may make a big difference in natural HIV control.
Basic Science: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Nobel Laureate, Scientific Pioneer Mass General's Jack Szostak, PhD, awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Organ Transplantation: Ending Lifelong Dependence on Drugs
Conquering Organ Rejection Breakthrough procedure avoids lifelong dependence on drugs.
Cancer: Early Detection Using a Simple Blood Test
A New Milestone in the Fight Against Cancer Landmark grant from Stand Up to Cancer accelerates CTC-chip research led by the Cancer Center.
Basic Science: Reprogramming Cells
Reprogrammed Cells "Remember," Retain Characteristics of Their Cells of Origin Cellular memory may both benefit and complicate future uses, vanishes with long-term culturing.
Psychiatry: The Genetics of Schizophrenia
Large Study Uncovers Surprisingly Diverse Genome Alterations That Contribute to Schizophrenia Rare chromosomal abnormalities of all types elevate risk of developing devastating psychiatric disorder.
Basic Science: MicroRNA
Tiny Molecules, Vast Potential MicroRNAs revolutionize our understanding of gene regulation.
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