The Snapshot of Science is a monthly digest of publications, press releases and blog posts featuring researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital.
AI model identifies potential candidates for stroke thrombectomy treatment, scientists identify gene target to boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, higher levels of pre-pandemic physical activity associated with lower risk of COVID-19 infection and severity, and more.
Spousal fillings of patient opioid prescriptions, new interventions needed to support patients undergoing CAR-T therapy, a potential new treatment for osteoporosis, and more.
Alterations to genome structure contribute to neurodevelopmental variability, a new potential treatment for pediatric leukemia, insights into the mechanisms underlying Notch1 signaling, and more.
Bionic pancreas associated with a greater reduction in glycated hemoglobin, predicting metastatic potential and patient survival in kidney cancer, natural language processing to predict risk of maternal morbidity, and much more.
Identifying new blood biomarkers to distinguish between helpful and harmful inflammation, detecting early onset fibrosis with PET probes, a new clinical decision support system for Monkeypox infection and much more.
mRNA vaccines are safe and effective in children, deeper understanding of the molecular underpinnings of pancreatic cancer, wrist-worn devices cost-effective for screening of atrial fibrillation, and more.
A new strategy to extend survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, fat distribution has important inherited component, cortisone shots do not increase COVID-19 risk, and more.
Improving the quality of artificial hearing, motor cortex replays learned sequences during sleep, neurodevelopmental effects of SARS-CoV-2 exposure in utero, and more.
The effect of medication for alcohol use disorder on the risk of alcohol-associated liver disease, a microgel that supports graft survival after transplantation, and more.
Women with infertility are at greater risk of developing heart failure, liquid biopsy for pancreatic cancer, repurposed cancer drug may be used as contraceptive, and more.
Challenging the theory that light alcohol consumption benefits heart health, discovery of neurons that drive competition in groups, immediately translatable strategy for liver cancer treatment, and more.
Stability of lipoprotein(a) levels over time, predicting future heart disease from a woman's reproductive history, the role of rare gene variants in cardiometabolic disease, and more.
The relationship between depression and the likelihood of endorsing COVID-19 misinformation, a new technique for quantifying [CA2+] distribution in bone marrow, and more.
Early detection of lung cancer from a drop of blood, insights into RSV vaccine development and more.
A key genetic network in human embryonic stem cells, identifying a potential low cost treatment for neuroinflammatory disease, a new class of luminescent molecules and more.
Personalizing lung cancer treatments, expanding the atlas of genetic assocations in non-European populations, the role of tissue morphology in dermal remodeling outcomes, and more.
New insights into the mechanisms of RNA copying chemistry, minaturized lasers for single-cell imaging and more.
Prison crowding and COVID-19 rates, new target for treating Alzheimer's disease and lifestyle/environmental effects on diabetes phenotypes, and more.
Pathway to a T cell COVID-19 vaccine, reduced opioid prescriptions linked to better post-op results and microbiome connection to celiac disease onset in children and more.
Increasing healthy food choices in the workplace, immune suppression during severe covid-19 and sepsis and more.
Adverse childhood experiences and adult mental health, physician mental health and medical licenses, insights into hypoxic brain injury and more.
Sex and age differences in mild TBI recovery, overlap between migraine and epilepsy, long term effects of COVID in young athletes and more.
Patient preference for statin therapy, vaccine efficacy against SARS CoV-2 variants, the value of statistical suicide prevention and more.
Retaining women participants in clinical trials, single neurons are critical for social reasoning and more.
Airway stem cells mitigate hypoxia-induced damage, blue light for multidrug-resistant bacteria and Moco supplement therapy for Moco deficiency.
An oxygen-sensing liquid bandage, a blood test that identifies pancreatic tumors, the maternal passage of SARS-CoV2 virus and antibodies and more.
Premature menopause and heart health, insurance expansion may reduce utilization of emergency medical services, a novel, portable MRI scanner and more.
Assessing barriers to behavioral health care, insights into allergies, imaging the patient-clinician interaction and more.
Portable MRI for bedside imaging, a promising new treatment slows ALS progression, using AI to detect lung cancer from chest radiographs and more.
Vitamin D supplements and depression, neural markers for chronic back pain, distinct viral reservoirs in HIV elite controllers and more.
Osteocyte response to exercise, circulating tumor cell sorting, improving malaria vaccines and more.
The largest catalog of human genetic data to date, FAN1 may alter Huntington's onset, ismA gene aids in cholesterol metabolism and more.
Learned neural patterns are replayed during sleep, cellular diversity of the human heart, distracted driving laws and crashes and more.
Implications of climate change on cardiovascular health, genetic risk scores and type-2 diabetes, efforts to mitigate perceived risks among immigrants and more.
Aortic dilation in aging endurance athletes, a genetic history of the United States, regions of the genome that affect eating habits and more.
A "universal" target for antiviral treatment, the role of trauma in FND, the cost of HIV treatment in the U.S. and more.
Mediterranean diets may lower the risk of Crohn's disease, fluorometric imaging for arthritis, palliative care following acute heart attacks and more.
Gender differences in how researchers present their science, vaccine practices for children traveling abroad and more.
Cardiovascular risk in pregant women, links between autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and more.
Using light to treat carbon monoxide exposure, cardiovascular risk in a subset of football players, utilizing genetic screening to assess diabetes risk and more.
Creating a library for the microbiome, supercooling extends the viability of transplant organs, how a lack of sleep may increase the risk of a heart attack and more.
How the quality of dietary fat may impact risk of type 2 diabetes, strategies to improve cancer prevention in the Caribbean, treating parents for tobacco use in the pediatric setting and more.
Understanding how tumors become resistant to radiation therapy, stress-induced changes in bone marrow stromal cell populations, neuroepigenetic signatures of age and sex in the living brain 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.