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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04/11/2014: Boston Marathon Medical Director: Getting Back To What The Race Is About
interview with MGH physician Aaron Baggish
04/11/2014: Marathon Bombing Survivor Uses Challenges To Help Others
WBZ-TV, Ch. 4
survivor mentions her care at MGH
04/11/2014: A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
coverage of study led by MGH physician Helen Riess
04/11/2014: 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Doctor
04/11/2014: Bedside Manner Really Does Matter
04/11/2014: Cancer ‘Miracle’ Patients Studied Anew for Disease Clues
quotes MGH investigator Lecia Sequist
04/11/2014: 1 million new cancer cases being diagnosed in India each year: Study
Times of India
mentions commission being led by MGH physician Paul Goss