Snapshot of Science

July 2018

The effect of folic acid on childhood brain development, exploring the link between herpes and Alzheimer's disease and looking at the genes associated with a biomarker for coronary artery disease.


June 2018

Assessing the safety and efficacy of therapy for liver cancer, expanding our understanding of noncoding RNAs, the results of a multi-ethnic genome wide association study for atrial fibrillation, plus many more.


May 2018

Dissecting the RNA copying process, developing a better understanding of human language, and much more.


April 2018

New insights into the impact of exercise on heart health, resistance to glioma treatment, HIV-infected macrophages, and much more.


March 2018

New research on regulators of tumor growth in pediatric tumors, treatments for mitochondrial disease, the neurocognitive effects of proton radiotherapy and more.


February 2018

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.


January 2018

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.


December 2017

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.


November 2017

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.


October 2017

New research on novel approaches to targeted cancer treatments, identification of genes that help protect the gut and and lots more.


September 2017

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.

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From the Lab Bench

July 2018

A look at programs designed to support and celebrate women researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, including the 2018 Claflin Distinguished Scholar award winners, a new podcast series featuring women leaders from Mass General, and the Women in Science seminar series.


June 2018

Lab day event gives donors to our research programs and opportunity to bring their friends and family members to Mass General for a first-person look at our science, plus a recent survey provides new insights into skepticism about science.


May 2018

Mass General to play a role in recruitment for the NIH's All of Us Research Program; the Partners Biobank is a resource for researchers, and an infectious diseases specialist hunts for strategies to defeat a killer fungus.


April 2018

Mass General researchers take part in the Cambridge Science Festival; Nitya Jain, PhD, explores the connection between T cell development and the microbial population in the gut; and a list of fun books and science experiments for kids.


March 2018

Making connections between laboratory based research and clinical care, plus three profiles celebrating women in science and medicine.


February 2018

How Mass General researchers are working to find new cures for rare diseases, plus we celebrate Heart Health Month on the Research Institute blog.


January 2018

Mitchell studies how bacterial changes in the female reproductive tract affect birth outcomes and women's health; Salinas explores the connections between strong social networks and cognitive health in aging individuals.


December 2017

A spotlight on community research at Massachusetts General Hospital, plus a look back at research highlights from 2017.


November 2017

Save the date for the 2018 Celebration of Science, plus stories on a new approach to delivering gene therapy treatments, and untangling the connections between mental illness and cognitive decline in the elderly.


October 2017

Celebrating 20 years of the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards, good news on the long-term recovery from eating disorders, bioengineering livers in the lab and more.


September 2017

Recruitment begins for the All of Us Research Program; brain imaging studies offer new insights into the biological basis of behaviors in schizophrenia and autism and meet the researcher who wants to diagnose your cough with a smartphone.

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MGH Research Scholars Notebook

Spring 2018

Gary Tearney, MD, PhD, is named the inaugural incumbent of the Remondi Family Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair, plus events, announcements and much more.


Winter 2018

Nicholas Dyson, PhD, is the host the Advances at Mass General Cancer Center podcast series; Hakho Lee, PhD, was part of a research team that developed a keychain sized food allergy tester; the research of Cammie Lesser, MD, PhD, was featured in a blog post by National Institutes of Health Director Francis H. Collins, plus lots more.


Fall 2017

Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, named chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital; Sekar Kathiresan, MD, named a 2017 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association, Filip Swirski, PhD, presents at Harvard Mini Med School, plus lots more.

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