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Mass. General study reveals how the body disposes of red blood cells, recycles iron

What happens when red blood cells become damaged or reach the end of their normal life span, and how is the iron required for carrying oxygen recycled? A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators contradicts...Show More Summary

Liver tissue model accurately replicates hepatocyte metabolism, response to toxins

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) have created a "liver on a chip," a model of liver tissue that replicates the metabolic variations found throughout theShow More Summary

Novel compound has promise for treatment of Huntington's disease

A major, multi-institutional study based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a promising treatment strategy for Huntington's disease (HD). In their report receiving online publication in Cell Chemical Biology, theShow More Summary

Female physicians at public medical schools paid an average of 8 percent less than males

In what is probably the largest study of salary differences between male and female medical school faculty members, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) find that - even after adjusting for factors likely to influence income - women physicians earn an average of $20,000 per year less than men. Show More Summary

Mass. General team finds how obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia - an accumulation of connective tissue - in the most common form of pancreatic cancer. In theirShow More Summary

$2.2M Grant Supports Exploration of Combined Therapies that Target Cancer Pathways and Promote Cell Death

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center have been awarded a $2.2 million grant to further explore and improve upon available cancer therapies that aim to block specific pathways that promote tumor growth.

The bias against women 'is so much worse' in tech than in science, says this startup founder

Until September 2014, Suelin Chen had spent her career in the sciences, attending MIT, working as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital, and working at Harvard. So when she left the world of science and engineering to found her own startup, she didn't think she'd face any pushback. Show More Summary

Study finds patient navigators improve comprehensive cancer screening rates

A clinical trial conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found that the use of patient navigators - individuals who assist patients in receiving health care services - may improve comprehensive cancer screening rates among patient populations not likely to receive recommended screenings. Show More Summary

New procedure allows long-term culturing of adult stem cells

A new procedure developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may revolutionize the culturing of adult stem cells. In their report that has been published online prior to its appearance in the August 6 issue of Cell Stem Cell, the...Show More Summary

Innovators and Leaders in the Field of Radiation Oncology Honored with ASTRO Gold Medal Awards

Three leaders in radiation oncology, including clinicians and researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, have been named recipients of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon members of the world's largest radiation oncology society.

Nanoprobe enables measurement of protein dynamics in living cells

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University have used a specialized nanoprobe developed by the Harvard/Rowland investigators to directly measure levels of key proteins within living, cultured cells. Show More Summary

Potential new therapy could reduce dangerous post-heart-attack inflammation

A new study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a mechanism behind the surge in cardiovascular inflammation that takes place after a heart attack. Working with collaborators from the Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Study reveals how interaction between neural networks changes during working memory

How does the cross-talk between brain networks change when working memory - the mental assembly of information needed to carry out a particular task -- is engaged? Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that...Show More Summary

Man Who Got the Country’s First Penis Transplant Left the Hospital

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Penile-cancer survivor Thomas Manning received the country's first penis transplant in a 15-hour surgery on May 8 and 9, and, yesterday, he was released from Massachusetts General Hospital with no signs of organ rejection. The 64-year-old had much of his penis amputated in 2012 after doctors discovered an aggressive cancer. Surgeons ... More »

Human amyloid-beta acts as natural antibiotic in the brains of animal models

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators provides additional evidence that amyloid-beta protein - which is deposited in the form of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease - is a normal part of the innate immune system, the body's first-line defense against infection. Show More Summary

Doctors Perform First Successful Penis Transplant In US

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

"And it's as big as my thumb." 64-year old Thomas Manning lost his penis to cancer because cancer is a piece of shit and will literally take your penis. And now surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have given Thomas...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Man Has First Successful U.S. Penis Transplant

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

BOSTON, May 16 (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man became the first in the United States to undergo a successful penis transplant in a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month, his doctors said on Monday. Thomas Manning...Show More Summary

This Man Just Received the First Penis Transplant in the US

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Massachusetts General Hospital) Thomas Manning has every reason to smile. He didn't have a lot of hope after losing his penis to cancer. But after a 15-hour operation on May 8 and 9 in Boston, he now has a donor penis transplanted. Show More Summary

First Penis Transplant Performed In United States

In a Facebook post, the Massachusetts General Hospital announced the nation’s first genitourinary reconstructive (penile) transplant in the United States. “Massachusetts General Hospital is making history today,” the post reads, “with...Show More Summary

First Penis Transplant Performed in U.S. on Cancer Patient

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Things are looking up in life for a patient in Boston, thanks to a dead man’s penis. A team of surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital announced Monday that they successfully completed the first penis transplant to take place in the...Show More Summary

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