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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

03/31/2015: Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)
quotes MGH physician Steven Schlozman

03/31/2015: Brain Cancer: Did '60 Minutes' Report Raise False Hope? MedPage Today
quotes MGH physician Bruce Chabner

03/31/2015: MGH gives grant to low-cost sickle cell diagnostic Boston Business Journal
coverage of project funded by MGH Center for Global Health

03/31/2015: Partners HealthCare offers low-cost way to earn degree Boston Globe
quotes Tina Byrnes of Bulfinch Medical Group at MGH

03/31/2015: Pentucket alums Robyn and Tommy Beaton to run marathon for Mass General Newburyport Daily News
coverage of MGH nurse participating in the MGH Marathon Team

03/30/2015: Measure kids’ medicines in metric units, not spoonfuls, doctors say Reuters Health
quotes MGH pharmacist Lois Parker

03/30/2015: Windsor graduate plans to run the marathon after experiencing the bombing first-hand Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
coverage of MGH employee, Steffanie Laslo, running the Boston Marathon to benefit MGH