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New research study identifies neurons that help predict what another individual will do

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have discovered two groups of neurons that play key roles in social interactions between primates – one that is activated when deciding whether to cooperate with another individual and another group involved in predicting what the other will do.

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Study finds that mood and anxiety disorders are common in Tourette patients A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and Mass General has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses.

A new 3D culture system replicates course of Alzheimer's disease, confirms amyloid hypothesis A study from Mass General and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers reveals for the first time exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease produce the disorder’s devastating effects.

Bariatric surgery appears to cut risks for serious asthma-related events A study led by Mass General investigators suggests that bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of asthma attacks – also called exacerbations – in obese patients with asthma.

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Media Coverage

04/20/2015: Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in Children Endocrinology Advisor
coverage of study led by MGH physician Elsie Taveras

04/20/2015: Study: E-cigarettes may cause cancer-like cell growth Boston Herald
quotes MGH physician Nancy Rigotti

04/20/2015: New U.S. mammogram guidelines stick with screening from age 50 Reuters
quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans

04/20/2015: Traumatic Turning Point: How The Marathon Bombing Shifted One Woman’s Depression CommonHealth/WBUR.org
article written by MGH physician Annie Brewster, mentions MGH-based Benson-Henry Institute

04/20/2015: Why Nice Doctors Are Better Doctors US News & World Report
article quotes MGH physician Helen Riess

04/20/2015: In cancer fight, Novartis focuses on immunity Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Keith Flaherty

04/20/2015: Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say HealthDay News
quotes MGH physician Ami Bhatt