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.
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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03/07/2014: From Hallway Talk At Harvard Med School To New Student Review
mentions that MGH president Peter Slavin is on advisory board of new HMS student journal
03/06/2014: Boston researcher receives $8 million to expand Alzheimer’s study
White Coat Notes/Boston.com
coverage of study led by BWH/MGH investigator Reisa Sperling
03/06/2014: No Benefit to Earlier Use of Bone Drug in Prostate Cancer
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Matthew Smith
03/06/2014: Drug Shortage Woes
mentions measures taken at MGH to deal with shortage of blood pressure drug
03/05/2014: Deaf Toddler Hears For First Time With Device Implanted in Brainstem
mentions participation of MGH physicians in experimental procedure
03/05/2014: First Step to Creating HIV-Resistant T Cells in Patients
coverage quoting journal editorial co-authored by MGH investigator Bruce Walker