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USC stem cell researcher targets the 'seeds' of breast cancer metastasis

For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. InShow More Summary

Cultured CTCs reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells

Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing. Show More Summary

Penn Immunologist to Co-direct $12 Million Grant to Study Hepatitis

Researchers at Penn Med and Massachusetts General Hospital are co-directing a $12 million grant to study immune responses in people who have been effectively cured of hepatitis C viral infection with new, high-potency antiviral drug...

Studies provide important new information on genetic risk of sudden cardiac death

Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias. The studies recently received back-to-back advance online publication in Nature Genetics and Nature Methods. read more

Massachusetts General-developed protocol could greatly extend preservation of donor livers

A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine allowed successful transplantation of rat livers after preservation for as long as four days, more than tripling the length of time organs currently can be preserved. Show More Summary

Dozens Hospitalized at Boston Avicii Concert

Between 30 and 80 concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by the DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night. Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. Most patients had a problem with dehydration,...Show More Summary

Be personable and make a huge difference in a patient’s recovery

I have long been a fan of the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, which is published weekly in the New England Journal of Medicine. For many years, I made a point of recommending them to medical students and internal medicine residents as a model of concise yet comprehensive case presentations. Continue reading... Your […]

'Bionic Pancreas' Developed For Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Researchers at Boston University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a revolutionary device equivalent to a 'bionic pancreas,' a device which does all the regulating of blood sugar...Show More Summary

Broad Institute, MGH researchers chart cellular complexity of brain tumors

Scientists from the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have conducted a first-of-its-kind study that characterizes the cellular diversity within glioblastoma tumors from patients. The study, which looked at theShow More Summary

MGH/Ragon Institute study finds how protein blocks HIV life cycle in elite controllers

Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard have learned more about one way the immune systems of elite controllers – those rare individuals able to control HIV infection without drug treatment – block a key step in the virus's life cycle. Show More Summary

And the DARPA deep brain stimulation awards go to...

...UCSF and MGH! Work on DARPA’s Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program is set to begin with teams led by UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The SUBNETS program seeks to...Show More Summary

Weight gain following antidepressant use examined

Bottom Line: Modest differences exist between antidepressants with regard to weight gain among patients. Authors: Sarah R. Blumenthal, B.S., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues. read more

Researchers Control Monkey’s Choice by Activating a Brain Region

According to researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), activating a particular region of the brain affects the decision-making progress. The team was able to change monkeys' choices between two images by artificially stimulating...Show More Summary

Scientists develop new approach for sampling gut bacteria

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19 -- Scientists at Forsyth, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a new protocol for collecting saliva and stool samples for genomic and transcriptomic analyses. This method eliminates the need for specialized personnel and facilities while keeping the sample intact. Show More Summary

Teen Severed Arm Reattached: Brett Bouchard Has Successful Surgery To Reattach Arm

A teen had his severed arm reattached by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and he’s now able to move his limb up and down. According to The New York Daily News, Brett Bouchard was cleaning a pasta machine at work when it somehow turned on and severed off his right arm just below his elbow.

Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The investigators report that trapping virus-loadedShow More Summary

How an Indiana hospital got it right when MERS showed up at the door

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

There are now two confirmed cases of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the United States, and neither was discovered at a big teaching hospital like Massachusetts General in Boston or Mount Sinai in New York. Which only emphasizes...Show More Summary

Death Panels: Massachusetts Hospital Imposing DNR Orders on Patients Without Consent

Can this have something to do with Romney/Obamacare? According to a medical study, since 2006, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Bioethics Committee has forced people to not receive wanted resuscitation by imposing unilateral DNRs. And apparently, it’s all done in Star Chamber secrecy. Show More Summary

Study identifies mechanism by which intestinal enzyme maintains microbial balance

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified the mechanism by which an enzyme produced in the intestinal lining helps to maintain a healthy population of gastrointestinal microbes. In their report in American Journal...Show More Summary

Automated CT dose-tracking software effectively monitors dosage in a clinical setting

Leesburg, VA, May 5, 2014—Dose-tracking software provides effective and easy monitoring of radiation dose exposure in a busy academic practice, according to research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. For commonly ordered abdominal...Show More Summary

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