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  • Studies identify mechanism key to removal of protein aggregates from cells - 4/18/2019, Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have discovered the mechanism by which cells sense dysfunction of the proteasome – a cellular component that degrades unneeded or defective proteins – and respond by editing the amino acid sequence of a key sensing protein.

  • MGHfC researchers use RNA sequencing to discover novel genes and pathways in celiac disease - 4/18/2019, Research

    Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated with the condition.

  • Calculating genetic risk for obesity - 4/18/2019, Research

    By analyzing millions of DNA variations in the human genome, researchers have developed a “polygenic score” for obesity, a quantitative tool that predicts an individual’s inherited risk for becoming overweight.

  • CRISPR base editors can induce wide-ranging off-target RNA edits - 4/17/2019, Research

    A Massachusetts General Hospital research team reports that several of the recently developed CRISPR base editors, which create targeted changes in a single DNA base, can induce widespread off-target effects in RNA, extending beyond the targeted DNA.

  • Study: Wellness Programs Do Little to Improve Health, Lower Spending - 4/16/2019, Research

    Workplace wellness programs have been touted as a powerful tool that can make employees healthier and more productive while reducing health care spending, but the results of a new Harvard study suggest such interventions yield unimpressive results in the short term.

  • Scientists create molecular tool to remove toxic protein from neuronal models of dementia - 4/9/2019, Research

    Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully cleared patient-derived brain cells of an abnormal protein associated with dementia and other neurogenerative disorders.

  • High-strength MRI tracks MS progression - 4/9/2019, Research

    The development of scars, or lesions, in the brain's cortical gray matter is a powerful predictor of neurological disability for people with multiple sclerosis, according to study appearing in the journal Radiology.

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Events

  • Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Among HMS's highest-rated CME courses, this program focuses on developing competencies in these leadership skill sets: Mission & Vision; Leadership Style; Strategic Planning; Negotiation & Advocacy; Fiscal Responsibility; Performance & Outcomes; Leading People; and Communication. The course also covers organizational diversity strategies to decrease the gap for women in healthcare leadership.
  • The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology have been shown to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. This CME course—which sold out last year--teaches you how to incorporate these approaches into your practice.
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    Among HMS's highest-rated CME courses, this program covers a wide range of best practices and innovations in primary care. It focuses on the most clinically relevant components of and advances in internal medicine to enable better primary care decision making. Customize your learning experience with 48 knowledge- and skills-building workshops.
  • Neurological Emergencies

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    Designed for clinicians in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, and Internal/Family Medicine, this program provides state-of-the-art approaches to quickly and effectively diagnose a neurological emergency. New Algorithms to Rapidly Evaluate Headaches * Dizziness * Back Pain * Weakness * Coma * Delirium * Seizures * Stroke * TIA * Head Injury
  • Update in Clinical Cardiology

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    This comprehensive CME course ensures attendees are current with recent advances in clinical cardiology and the best ways to incorporate them into daily practice to optimize patient outcomes. It covers the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and syndromes and the most current diagnostic and treatment options for them.
  • Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    This unique 3-day course empowers physicians, healthcare executives, and other professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through traditional and new media publishing. As an attendee, you will improve your communication skills, discover how to make the most of print, live, and online communication channels, and sharpen your ability to market yourself and your body of work.
  • Treating Obesity 2019: Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Presented by leading authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology, this highly rated course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. A day-long Obesity Medicine Board Review is also offered for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.
  • NeuroRehabilitation 2019

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    The country's most experienced and committed neurorehabilitation experts will present cutting-edge strategies, improved approaches, the latest findings, practical education, and hands-on methods to help you guide your patients to their maximum level of function. Covering a wide range of neurological conditions, approaches will include exercise, pharmacology, technology, wellness, patient motivation, and caregiver assistance.
  • Internal Medicine Comprehensive Review and Update 2019

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Practical, Results-Focused Education for Ambulatory and Inpatient Settings-- Enhance your skills and optimize your patient outcomes by joining Harvard Medical School's most distinguished faculty in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties as they provide updates, best practices and clinical strategies designed to improve day-to-day practice in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.
  • 9th Annual Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Research Day

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    Research Day provides an opportunity for us to present some of the clinical and basic science work from our HMSOTI Research group of faculty, fellows, residents, and staff. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to be active participants in this forum. Our guest speaker is Marc Swiontkowski, MD, Professor at University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Please contact HarvardOrthoTrauma@partners.org with any questions.

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Stories in the 4/05/19 edition of MGH Hotline

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Proto

Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, stakes its ground on medicine's leading edge, reporting back from the frontiers of research and practice—exploring breakthroughs, dissecting controversies and opening a forum for informed debate.

At protomag.com you'll find:

  • Features that explore clinical and basic research findings, health policy and cutting-edge medical technology
  • Interviews with provocative personalities who shape the field
  • Personal essays from people at "the other end of the stethoscope"— patients, consumers and other medical outsiders
  • Short takes on the world of medicine, such as morphine's hundredth birthday and the latest in medically themed fiction

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Mass General Magazine focuses on impact. Its stories look at lives changed by the extraordinary care provided by Mass General doctors, nurses and other caregivers.

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They explore the leading-edge research that makes such care possible today and keeps a sharp focus on the possibilities of tomorrow. They detail how Mass General innovations in education, care delivery and other arenas are advancing the cause of health and wellness for the community, the nation and the world.

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Museum

Exhibits
Visitors can explore exhibits in the main gallery of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation tells the rich story of Mass General through interactive media displays, artifacts and photographs. You can learn about the hospital's important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present – and how the hospital can continue to shape the future of medicine.


The Russell Museum is dedicated to drawing connections between innovations spanning a period of more than 200 years – from the hospital’s charter in 1811 to present day. We encourage you to visit us for an experience that will inform, inspire and engage.

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