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Research at Mass General
An in-depth look at the biomedical research taking place at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Martinos Center researchers Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD and Daphne Holt, MD, PhD, are using brain imaging technology to learn more about how individuals with autism and schizophrenia view the world through different lenses.
As an elected ECOR representative, Sylvie Breton, PhD, has advocated for new programs and initiatives to support researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has also made connections across the institution that have aided the research efforts in her lab.
Researchers in the Division of Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital say that the elimination of funding to the Fogarty International Center could result in significant setbacks to infectious disease research and treatment worldwide.
Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD, Director of the MGH Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, is investigating whether light therapy could improve symptoms of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis.
A large scale analysis of genetic information from individuals with Tourette syndrome led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA has identified alterations in two genes that significantly increase the risk of developing the disorder.
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT have developed an innovative new strategy for treating pancreatic cancer with an implantable mesh patch designed to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to the cancer site.
Patrick Fortune, PhD, MBA, draws on his vast background in research and business development to identify research breakthroughs that have the potential for commercial use, and to connect our researchers with members of industry.
Researchers at the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to better involve patients in decisions about their medical care.
One Massachusetts General Hospital researcher is looking for innovative approaches to address the many challenges of long distance space travel.
Motivated by the challenges she faced in establishing her career as a female mechanical engineer in the 1950s and 1960s, philanthropist Brit d'Arbeloff continues to be a positive force for gender equality in the sciences.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2018, which calls for a 20% reduction in funding for the National Institutes of Health, would have a devastating effect on research at Massachusetts General Hospital and across the country, says Harry W. Orf, PhD, senior vice president for research.
How do you stop a deadly case of arrested development? That’s the question that prompted a six-year pursuit into the mechanisms underlying acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for David Sykes, MD, PhD, David Scadden, MD, and a team of collaborators from Massachusetts General Hospital, the Broad Institute, Bayer Pharma and the University of New Mexico.
Recently, $3.6 million of the funds raised by The ALS Association through the Ice Bucket Challenge and the ALS Finding a Cure foundation came to Mass General in a grant to support NeuroBANK, an online platform that was created to address the challenges of compiling patient data for ALS research.
A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital including Andrew Rennekamp, PhD, is using behavior changes in zebrafish larvae to learn more about the brain mechanisms behind psychosis and threat response.
The All of Us Research Program is a national initiative with a goal of building a cohort of one million or more volunteer participants who reflect the diversity of America.
The three-day event provided an opportunity for three Mass General specialists to collaborate an innovative plan for reversing overdoses before they cause lasting damage.
A research team from Massachusetts General Hospital has returned to Antarctica to continue their study of Weddell Seals, world-champion diving mammals with unique adaptations that allow them to spend more than an hour underwater without surfacing for air.
The Global Neurology Research Group has created a multilingual coloring book to explain epilepsy to children around the world and reduce myths and stigma surrounding seizures. My Thinking Cap, A Coloring Book About Epilepsy introduces us to Ella, Dot, and Jon-Jon, a young boy with epilepsy.
Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD, divides her time between seeing patients at Massachusetts General Hospital and traveling across the globe researching innovative solutions for global neurological care.
Researchers will convene at Massachusetts General Hospital this fall to race strains of cells against each other in an effort to learn more about the mechanisms of sepsis—a devastating, costly and often fatal condition.
Emery Brown, MD, PhD, and a team of collaborating investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital are hoping to make a fundamental change in the way anesthesiologists think about the process of sedation—one that changes the focus from the body to the brain.
Kira Grogg, PhD, a researcher at the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, is working to develop a methodology that will allow for better tracking and more precise delivery of proton beam therapy treatments for cancer patients.
A team of investigators led by Laura Germine, PhD, is using web-based tests to gain valuable insights into the way we think and process information.
Sekar Kathiresan, MD, medical director for the Cardiology Division, and his team of investigators – led by cardiologist Pradeep Natarajan, MD, and research coordinator Erina Kii in the Center for Human Genetic Research – are looking for a needle in a haystack.
Sagar Nigwekar, MD, MMSc, is using patient samples from the Partners Biobank to gain a better understanding of a rare but painful and debilitating condition called calciphylaxis.
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