Bench to Bedside Discovery Cycle: Fundamental Research
Research scientists working in the lab make new discoveries that increase our base knowledge of life processes and disease.
Bench to Bedside Discovery Cycle: Translational Research
These scientists team up with clinicians to find ways to apply their discoveries to patient care.
Bench to Bedside Discovery Cycle: Clinical Research
Clinical researchers test promising candidate treatments, diagnostics and devices, and enroll subjects in clinical trials
Bench to Bedside Discovery Cycle: Outcomes
These collaborations result in new medical treatments, diagnostics and devices that are become the new standard of care.
Bench to Bedside Discovery Cycle: Patient and Families
By consenting to have their lab samples used in research and participating in clinical trials, patients actively contribute to the advancement of medicine.
Transforming Medicine Through Innovation
Harry Orf, PhD
Research has been part of the hospital’s mission since its founding more than 200 years ago and has led to innovations such as the use of general anesthesia in surgery, a vaccine for tuberculosis and the modern PET scan.
Senior Vice President for Research
Research News and Media
News articles, feature stories, videos and other highlights from the vast biomedical research community at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Research Team Develops Diagnostic Tool for Sepsis
Jouha Min, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital along with her Mass General colleagues have developed a device that can rapidly diagnose sepsis.
Game On for Autism Research at Mass General
Researchers at the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring how commercial technologies might help children with autism communicate.
Macrophages Found to be the Source of a Ripple Effect in the Development of a Life-Threatening Heart Condition
A new study from the Mass General Center for Systems Biology has found that white blood cells called macrophages create a ripple effect in the heart that can lead to development of a deadly heart condition.
Research at Mass General
Every day, our clinicians and scientists chart new terrain in biomedical research to treat and prevent human disease and advance patient care.
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Mass General is recognized as a leader in patient care, education and research, and ranks among the most prestigious medical institutions.
37 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2018
According to Clarivate Analytics’s Highly Cited Researchers Report
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For more than 200 years, Massachusetts General Hospital’s accomplishments in lifesaving patient care, cutting-edge medical research and superb caregiver education have been nurtured by the legacy of its committed donors. Your tax-deductible gift to the Mass General Research Institute will provide crucial support to our scientists as they continue to work on ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease.