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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

After prostate cancer treatment: What about intimacy for men?

I had just started the sexual health clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) when I was approached to meet with a group of prostate cancer survivors. I was hesitant at first — my interests were in female cancer survivors who had experienced sexual dysfunction. This was partly because I had assumed men had an easier […]

Targeting mitochondrial enzyme may reduce chemotherapy drug's cardiac side effects

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified two compounds that appear, in cellular and animal models, to block the cardiac damage caused by the important chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. Their report in the Dec.Show More Summary

Altered movement of white blood cells may predict sepsis in patients with major burns

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has identified what may be a biomarker predicting the development of the dangerous systemic infection sepsis in patients with serious burns. In their report in the open-access...Show More Summary

A pill for obesity?

Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have taken what they are describing as "the first step toward a pill that can replace the treadmill" for the control of obesity - though it of course would not provide all the additional benefits of exercise. read more

Boston has a suspected Ebola case

Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday that it is treating an unidentified patient who may have Ebola, in "specially prepared area within the hospital." The patent is in stable condition and fine spirits, Mass General's director of emergency preparedness, Dr. Show More Summary

Boston Hospital Treating Possible Ebola Patient

An individual meeting the CDC definition of a “person under investigation” of having the ebola virus is being treated at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital according to Public Affairs Officer Noah Brown. Director Of Emergency Preparedness at MGH, Dr. Show More Summary

Ebola In Boston: Possible Ebola Patient Being Treated At Mass General Hospital [Breaking]

A possible Ebola patient is being treated at a Boston hospital tonight. According to Boston.com, Massachusetts General Hospital released a statement saying that they admitted a patient who is believed to have contracted the deadly virus. Show More Summary

Massachusetts hospital says treating possible Ebola patient

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts General Hospital admitted a patient possibly exposed to the Ebola virus on Tuesday, the hospital said in a statement. The patient, whose identity was not disclosed, is being treated in a "specially prepared area within the hospital," Mass General said, noted that the diagnosis has not yet been confirmed. Show More Summary

Single molecular switch may contribute to major aging-related diseases

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has identified what appears to be a molecular switch controlling inflammatory processes involved in conditions ranging from muscle atrophy to Alzheimer's disease. In their...Show More Summary

Harvard researchers genetically 'edit' human blood stem cells

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts General (MGH) and Boston Children's hospitals (BCH) for the first time have used a relatively new gene-editing technique to create what could prove to be an effective technique...Show More Summary

Thrust Upon Me: My Personal Experience With the Ebola Response in Liberia

I returned to Liberia in April of this year, after a one year absence, with a team from the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, to conduct a rapid assessment of Mental Health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. Show More Summary

Thrust Upon Me: My Personal Experience With the Ebola Response in Liberia

I returned to Liberia in April of this year, after a one year absence, with a team from the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, to conduct a rapid assessment of Mental Health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. Show More Summary

Scientists engineer toxin-secreting stem cells to treat brain tumors

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer. A team led by neuroscientist Khalid Shah, MS, PhD, who recently demonstrated the value...Show More Summary

Popping Frozen Poop Pills Can Stave Off Dangerous Bacterial Infections

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fecal transplants are an effective way to combat C. difficile infections, but they're typically delivered by enema or a tube down the digestive system. Not pleasant. But thankfully, scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have now made the healing powers of poop available in pill form. Read more...

This is your brain on dogs

Many dog owners feel like their pets are like their children — and your brain seems to think so, too. In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital investigated differences in brain activity when women volunteers viewed pictures of their dogs, their children, and unfamiliar dogs and children. Show More Summary

You really do love your dog like it’s a baby

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists have validated what you already knew: The love you feel for your pup can be downright maternal. In a small brain-imaging study published in PLOS ONE, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers had women look at pictures of their young children and their dogs — as well as unfamiliar babies and dogs. Read full article >>

‘My Dog Is My Child’ – Researchers Examined Maternal Bond Between Women And Their Dogs

Many women claim that they love their dogs as if they were their children, and researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital put the claims of maternal bond to the test. Science Daily explained that it has become common for people to...Show More Summary

MIT pioneers drug delivery system with the potential to replace injections

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

MIT, working together with the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has pioneered a method of drug distribution with the potential to dispense with traditional subcutaneous injections. The system uses a small capsule coated with microneedles...Show More Summary

Falling asleep: Revealing the point of transition

How can we tell when someone has fallen asleep? To answer this question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new statistical method and behavioural task to track the dynamic process of falling asleep. Dr Michael...Show More Summary

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