David N. Louis, MD, and Robert H. Young, MD, have received the 2020 Patricia R. Austen, RN, MGH History Award. The award honors individuals or groups who have worked to promote or preserve Mass General history.
I was honored when MIT Technology Review invited me to be the first guest curator of its 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Narrowing down the list was difficult. I wanted to choose things that not only will create headlines in 2019 but captured this moment in technological history—which got me thinking about how innovation has evolved over time.
My mind went to—of all things—the plow. Plows are an excellent embodiment of the history of innovation. Humans have been using them since 4000 BCE, when Mesopotamian farmers aerated soil with sharpened sticks. We’ve been slowly tinkering with and improving them ever since, and today’s plows are technological marvels.
- Aug | 25 | 2020
Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events.
SARS-CoV-2 has caused a severe, ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. To investigate the introduction, spread, and epidemiology of COVID-19 in the Boston area, we sequenced and analyzed 772 complete SARS-CoV-2 genomes from the region.
- Aug | 13 | 2020
Las pruebas y el rastreo generalizados son esenciales para controlar la propagación del COVID-19, pero hay varios tipos de pruebas diferentes, y cada una tiene un uso específico.
- Jun | 17 | 2020
Martha Pitman MD, director of the service, discusses the groundbreaking work taking place at the clinic and shares their new safety protocols