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Research news and stories from Massachusetts General Hospital, home to the largest hospital-based biomedical research program in the United States.
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers has identified a specific genetic change that may be the cause of a rare but severe neurological disorder called X-linked dystonia parkinsonism, which occurs only among individuals with ancestry from the Philippines island of Panay.
A survey of patients admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital has found that patients reporting greater levels of satisfaction with their care and good communication with their health care providers were significantly less like to readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days after discharge.
A new method of harvesting stem cells for bone marrow transplantation – developed by a team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute – appears to accomplish two goals: making the donation process more convenient and less unpleasant for donors and providing cells that are superior to those acquired by current protocols.
Researchers leverage a link between the bone marrow and brain regeneration, aiming to improve outcomes for brain tumor patients with radiation injury.
People who end up in the hospital due to an opioid-related condition are four times more likely to die now than they were in 2000, according to research led by a Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital investigator.
A study of nearly 62,000 hospitalizations nationwide has found that more than one in six patients with peripheral arterial disease who undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow to blocked leg arteries and other arteries outside of the heart are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
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.
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Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Jennifer Gatchel, MD, PhD, is using brain imaging technology to learn more about the connections between mental illness and cognitive decline in aging populations.
Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Casey Maguire, PhD, is developing new strategies to shield virus-based gene therapy treatments from the immune system to help patients with genetic disorders.
Kamryn Eddy, PhD, is part of a research team that recently published the results of a long-term study analyzing the recovery rates of patients with eating disorders. What the team found provides new reasons for hope for individuals with bulimia and anorexia.
Basak Uygun, PhD, a researcher at the Center of Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is working on ways to create bioengineered livers in the lab that could one day be used in patients with liver failure.
Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH, is helping to develop new digital technology that could provide an efficient and cost effective way to diagnose childhood respiratory illnesses across the globe.
A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital is hoping to create new treatments for shigellosis, a potentially fatal digestive disorder, by factoring in genetic changes that occur in Shigella bacteria during the journey through the human digestive system.
Dr. Brown, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Program in Membrane Biology, is looking at the body as a system of water transportation with the goal of generating treatments for life-threatening water balance disorders.
Dr. Stanford, an Obesity Medicine Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, an Associate at the Mass General Disparities Solution Center, and Associated Faculty at the Mass General Mongan Institute for Health Policy, is taking a holistic approach to both treat and advocate for patients who have obesity.
Dr. Hyle is an infectious disease clinician investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital, is investigating ways to improve outcomes for patients with HIV and to measure the effectiveness of medical interventions to prevent disease transmission during international travel.
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Amy Tsurumi, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, is investigating new methods to predict vulnerability to infections in burn and trauma patients.
Echoe Bouta, PhD, is working to understand the mechanisms of lipedema, a chronic lymphatic disorder that manifests as increased fat in the lower limbs and causes dramatic, painful swelling.
Xavier Parada, MD, a native of El Salvador, is working on new ways to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease, a problem of "enormous proportions."
Robert Lochhead, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital studying Lyme disease-related arthritis and the relationship between infection and autoimmunity.
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