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Pulsed electrical fields may provide improved skin rejuvenation

A new approach to skin rejuvenation developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may be less likely to have unintended side effects such as scarring and altered pigmentation. In the online journal Scientific Reports, an MGH research...Show More Summary

Kerry Recovers From Femur Injury - US State Department

US Secretary of State John Kerry has recovered successfully from a broken femur and is working in physical therapy to make a full recovery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard College Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Instructor Dr. Dennis Burke said in a State Department release.

Closing in on BioArtificial Replacement Limbs

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation. In their report, which has been published online in the journal...Show More Summary

MGH Researchers Close To Growing Human Limbs

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have announced big news: they have discovered a way to grow a rat’s forearm. So, what does this mean for humans? And how long will it take for humans to have bio-engineered limb...

Bioartificial Rat Arm Grown in Lab Could Be Precursor to Transplantable Limbs

It looks like something out of a creepy sci-fi film but it may be the future of the prosthetics industry. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to grow a bioartificial rat’s limb. The technique could help scientists grow limbs that are suitable for human transplantation. Show More Summary

Scientists Grew a Rat Limb in the Lab 

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The dream of regrowing limbs? It’s just gotten one step closer. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have grow a rat forearm out of living cells in the lab. A primate limb may be next. Read more...

Scientists Grow First Bio Limb In Lab

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston have grown the fist bio rat limb with veins and muscles.  According to the findings from MGH, the scientists believe this is one of the first steps towards developing bioartificial replacement limbs that could be used for human transplantation.  Harald Ott, MD, senior author of the findings and [...]

'Zombie Limbs' Revitalized Could Mean Good News for Transplant Patients

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have rebuilt a dead rat's arm with live tissue, and successfully attached it to another rat, marking the first instance of such a 'biolimb' transplant.

A Brief History of Politicians' Athletic Missteps

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur while bicycling on Sunday near Scionzier, France. He stayed overnight at a hospital in Geneva, then flew to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to see his doctor on Monday morning. The accident forced Kerry to end his visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Inside Huntington's

My first year out of college, I worked as a lab technician in a neurobiology lab at Massachusetts General Hospital East researching drug addiction. I was 22 years old in February 1993 when the scientists down the hall began celebrating, puncturing the typically austere bubble of this neuroscience research floor with big emotion. Show More Summary

Following the health news stream from publication to news release to media coverage

Harold J. DeMonaco is the Assistant Chief Medical Office for Care Transitions at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a long-time contributor to HealthNewsReview.org. It is always interesting to see how the results of a well-designed and important study can get distorted as they flow through the media. Show More Summary

Paying patients for their engagement

A couple of years ago, my clinical practice (Dermatology Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital) began sending patients a bill when they did not show up for an appointment. Dentists do this with some frequency, but it’s unusual for a physician practice to do it. Our reasoning was that we have many folks who insist they […]

Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal cord surgery in Boston

Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital said in a statement Tuesday - the singer's 23rd birthday - that he is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery to stop recurrent vocal cord bleeding was performed by Dr. Show More Summary

Rethinking Antidepressants and Birth Defects

Ruta Nonacs, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health posted a very important blog post yesterday regarding a large new study regarding SSRI’s and venlafaxine. The study focused on children in five Nordic countries and their exposure to any SSRI and venlafaxine. Show More Summary

Massachusetts General Unveils Smartphone Device for Diagnosing Cancer

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

A team from Massachusetts General Hospital has developed new technology that converts a smartphone into a tool for cancer diagnosis. The approach, called D3 (digital diffraction diagnosis), consists of a dongle that sits on top of the...Show More Summary

Mood, Anxiety Disorders Common in Tourette Patients, Emerge at a Young Age

A new study of Tourette syndrome led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses.

How Bad Is Marijuana for Your Health?

The Journal of Neuroscience recently published a study linking recreational marijuana use to subtle changes in brain structure. The researchers, led by Jodi Gilman of Massachusetts General Hospital, identified increased gray matter density in the left nucleus accumbens and some bordering areas. Show More Summary

February 26, 2015: 6th Annual Run to Home Base Slated for July 25th

Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli and team Chairman Tom Werner joined leaders from the Red Sox Foundation, New Balance and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, runners, Veterans and their Families at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers yesterday to announce July 25th as the date for this year’s run and commemorate New […]

Eliminate the Choice Between Food or Medicine

Co-authored by David B. Waters CEO of Community Servings and Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an internist and faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Hi-tech medical treatment can be complicated and...Show More Summary

New method identifies genome-wide off-target cleavage sites of CRISPR-Cas nucleases

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a method of detecting, across the entire genome of human cells, unwanted DNA breaks induced by use of the popular gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs). Show More Summary

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