In a study of 18,000+ participants, the risk of depression was not significantly different between those receiving vitamin D and those on placebo.
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Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Minnesota to Co-lead Collaboration Focused on Preserving Cells, Tissue, Organs, Organisms
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $26 million grant to an ambitious collaboration involving the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery (CEMS) to establish an engineering research center (ERC) that will develop, refine and expand technologies to “stop biologic time” by preserving, stabilizing and suspending living material. Co-led by the MGH and the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine, which will serve as the center’s administrative home, the ERC also includes the University of California, Riverside and the University of California, Berkeley as core collaborators.
The receiving desk of the Mass General Clinical Microbiology Laboratory is always bustling. In typical times, technologists and clinical lab assistants would handle more than 1,000 samples to be tested for bacteria, viruses or parasites in a single day. “But when COVID-19 hit, routine work plummeted, and the avalanche of COVID specimens began,” says Heather Wilson, receiving desk supervisor.
When Dianne Austin couldn't find natural-hair wigs, she created Coils to Locs, a medical wig resource for women of color who have lost their hair due to medical reasons and are searching for Afro kinky/curly wigs.
First Participants Enrolled in the Groundbreaking Trial Led by the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General
As the first ever platform trial for ALS, the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial is testing three proposed drug regimens and will add two more over the next several months.
Congratulations to Melissa Kuchova, senior radiation therapist at the Mass General Cancer Center, for being named WEEI Sports Radio Network's Everyday Amazing Healthcare Professional of this week's Boston Red Sox games!
As a new way to share news, communicate patient education materials and engage with the transplant community, the Transplant Center has launched new social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
For Bill Stilwell, the ongoing pandemic has upended much of his daily routine—and brought an entirely new perspective to his role.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic made an in-person celebration impossible, this year’s recipients will be recognized in upcoming editions of Hotline.
Please note that no visitors are permitted in outpatient settings.