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Research at Mass General
The Snapshot of Science is a monthly digest of publications, press releases and blog posts featuring researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital.
Identifying parental tobacco use in pediatric visits, intranasal imaging without sedation, the genetic underpinnings of daytime sleepiness and more.
New potential therapies for glioblastoma, healthy versus pathological aging, associations between paternal age and offspring risk for psychiatric disorders and more.
Socioeconomic status associates with heart health, antibodies are transferred from mother to child, identifying passenger hotspots in cancer and more.
Identifying critical regions of viral proteins in HIV, the impact of job satisfaction, genetic triggers of mitral valve prolapse and more.
A new method for calculating a genetic risk score for obesity, visualizing the efficacy of personalized cancer treatments, insights into elite controllers of HIV and more.
Genetic links to insomnia and sleep duration, evaluating the risks of overlapping surgeries, assessing parental vaping policies in homes and cars and more.
Poor sleep linked to heart disease, increased synaptic pruning found to be associated with schizophrenia, a new promising treatment for triple-negative breast cancer and more.
The effect climate change has on health, links between physical activity and depression, how immune cells in the gut affect metabolism and more.
Uncovering risk factors for ADHD, new insights into primordial DNA, discovering epigenetic differences in people with schizophrenia and more.
Using neural activity of patients with paralysis to control a tablet computer, understanding the origin of seizures, risks with minimally invasive hysterectomies and more.
Improving the psychosocial management of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, investigating the connections between genetic variation and veteran health, and more.
Stimulating the brain to mimic the benefits of exercise, insights into youth e-cigarette preferences, and understanding the brain mechanisms behind risk and decision making.
A rare type of cell is linked to cystic fibrosis, insights into modifiers of Huntington disease, investigating the use of circulating RNAs for heart disease and much more.
Read about genetic insights into our food choices, new diagnostic device for lymphoma and more.
Learn about identifying the genetic roots of cholera, studying the impact of sleep on heart health in teens, and more.
Researchers are dissecting the RNA copying process, developing a better understanding of human language, and much more.
New insights into the impact of exercise on heart health, resistance to glioma treatment, HIV-infected macrophages, and much more.
New research on regulators of tumor growth in pediatric tumors, treatments for mitochondrial disease, the neurocognitive effects of proton radiotherapy and much more.
New research on the benefits and harms of e-cigarettes, identification of a genetic defect that may cause a rare movement disorder, a new MRI method, and much more.
New research on the mechanisms involved in the human immune response, identification of blood markers that indicate a dangerous narrowing of the heart valve, and much more.
New investigations into the communication between bone cells and tumor cells in lung cancer, a computational method for identifying new cancer genes and looking at readmission rates after surgery for peripheral artery disease, among others.
New investigations into the potential benefit of fiber for patients with colorectal cancer, the discovery of a viral response after a heart attack, and and lots more.
New research on novel approaches to targeted cancer treatments, identification of genes that help protect the gut and and lots more.
New studies on detecting cancer genes and mutations, identifying blood and kidney cell types in zebrafish, the neuroimmunology of traumatic brain injury and lots more.
New insights to the effect that allergens have on the nervous system, an optical sensor that could be used to monitor patients on anticoagulant medications, and a non-invasive imaging technique for measuring the stiffness of tumors, plus lots more.
A community resource map to support childhood obesity prevention efforts, a potential new target for inhibiting tuberculosis, and new insights on the ways in which cancer spreads throughout the body, plus lots more.
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