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Recent news about scientific and medical research from the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute.
A collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men.
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds that pretreatment viral levels and immune activation appear to determine the extent of HIV persistence and inflammation during antiretroviral treatment.
A Massachusetts General Hospital-led research team has discovered that the immune cells called macrophages are also essential to the healthy functioning of the heart, helping conduct the electric signals that coordinate the heartbeat.
With the help of genetically engineered mice, scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital are moving closer to establishing the role that increased intestinal permeability, sometimes called a "leaky gut," plays in chronic inflammatory conditions.
In a new study, a team led by researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke adds RNA sequencing to the diagnostic toolkit to identify disease-causing mutations buried inside the genome.
People who suffer heart attacks or cardiac arrests in the vicinity of an ongoing major marathon are more likely to die within a month due to delays in transportation to nearby hospitals, according to newly published research from Harvard Medical School.
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital investigators raises the possibility of identifying children with Down syndrome who may also have obstructive sleep apnea without the need for expensive and inconvenient sleep studies.
A PET imaging probe developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators appears able to diagnose and stage pulmonary fibrosis – an often life-shortening lung disease – as well as monitor the response to treatment.
Long-term, regular aspirin use was associated with reduced risk of death from several different kinds of cancers, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017.
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