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Clinical Research Day focuses on improving patient care and building industry relationships

The focus of the 11th annual clinical research day was on turning basic science findings into improvements in patient care, and on enhancing relationships between academic medical centers and industry.

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Mass General Researcher Gary Ruvkun a co-recipient of 2014 Wolf Prize Mass General investigator Gary Ruvkun, PhD, has been named a co-recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Medicine for his role in discovering that tiny molecules of RNA control the activity of other genes that encode proteins in animals.

Gene mutation defines brain tumors that benefit from aggressive surgery A new study has found that patients with malignant astrocytoma – the most common malignant brain tumor – whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor.

First Huntington disease prevention trial shows treatment safety, suggests slowing of presymptomatic progression The first clinical trial of a drug intended to delay the onset of symptoms of Huntington disease reveals that high-dose treatment with the nutritional supplement creatine was safe and well tolerated by most study participants. In addition, neuroimaging provided evidence that creatine might slow the progression of presymptomatic disease.

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04/15/2014: MGH doctor: Our job today is to remember the victims NECN
video report featuring MGH physician David King

04/15/2014: Around the city, a pause to remember and honor Boston Globe
describes MGH Chaplaincy service, quotes chaplain Katrina Scott

04/15/2014: Live Coverage on the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings The Lede/New York Times Online
includes link to video of MGH first responders

04/15/2014: MGH remembers Boston Marathon bombings (video) –
video of service led by John Polk of MGH Chaplaincy, includes comments from chief nurse Jeanette Ives Erickson

04/15/2014: Boston Hospitals Reflect With Pride On Marathon Bombing Response CommonHealth/
quotes MGH emergency preparedness director David Reisman, ED nursing director Maryfran Hughes, physicians David King and Paul Biddinger

04/15/2014: Broadside: Mass. General SVP reflects on bombing NECN
video interview with MGH senior vice president Ann Prestipino

04/15/2014: For a Boston surgeon and marathoner, this year's race is a chance to move on The World/Public Radio International
interview with MGH physician David King