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Breast cancer cells found to switch molecular characteristics

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators reveals how spontaneous changes in the molecular characteristics of tumors can lead to tumors with a mixed population of cells requiring treatment with several types of therapeutic drugs. Show More Summary

Cell-killing electrical pulses help heal burns

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Although high-voltage electrical shocks can cause burns, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have recently shown that the application of pulsed electric fields (PEF) actually aids in healing them. In a process known as partial...Show More Summary

Use of pulsed electric fields may reduce scar formation after burns, other injuries

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has reported that repeated treatment with pulsed electric fields - a noninvasive procedure that does not generate heat - may help reduce the development of scarring. In the Journal...Show More Summary

Study identifies novel treatment resistance mechanism in BRAF-mutant melanoma

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified an additional mechanism for resistance to targeted treatment for BRAF-mutant melanoma. Their paper, receiving advance online publication in Nature Medicine, reportsShow More Summary

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD, substance-use disorder

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. Show More Summary

Sorry, But Sitting Around Eating Red Meat And Dairy Really Could Kill You

Once again, food scientists have found evidence that the things we love dearest will kill us all—specifically red meat and dairy products. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have recently finished analyzing over 30 years of...Show More Summary

Lower weight in late life may increase risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found an association between lower weight and more extensive deposits of the Alzheimer's-associated protein beta-amyloid in the brains of cognitively normal older individuals. Show More Summary

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

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