Category: In the news

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Research Awards and Honors: August 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, executive director of the MGH Institute for Patient Care and director of […]

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Six Selfish Reasons to Communicate Science

The Union of Concerned Scientists blog recently published a post discussing ways in which communicating science can benefit the scientist. Here are a few of our takeaways from this great article: Engaging in science communication helps to hone your communication skills, so you can nail that job interview or research proposal It’s a great way […]

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Mass General Earns High Marks From U.S. News and World Report

We are proud to announce that Massachusetts General Hospital has once again been named among America’s Top Hospitals, earning the number four spot on the honor roll of best hospitals.

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Overcoming the “Curse of Knowledge” To Effectively Communicate Your Science

Gene Kinney, PhD, president and CEO of Prothena, a global biotechnology company, published a great article in Xconomy earlier this year about the importance of communicating science. He says researchers need be strategic about how they talk about their work in order to enhance the public’s understanding of science and its impact on society. Using […]

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More Than Just a Pastime: How Video Games Change Your Brain

Editor’s Note: This summer we have two communications interns working with us to write stories about research at the hospital and their experiences being part of the hospital community. This is a post by our intern Shika Lakshman, a student at Emerson College . Video games. We all play them, whether it’s Candy Crush on the […]

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Friday Read: How to Tell Nutrition Research Fact From Fiction in the News

If you’re confused whether coconut oil is good or bad for you or whether alcohol will lengthen or shorten your life, you’re not alone. With so many nutrition studies receiving coverage in the news, it’s often difficult to discern truth from hyperbole. A great article published today in the Washington Post discusses how we shouldn’t […]

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Mass General’s Research Awards and Honors: June 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Benjamin Pulli, MD, Department of Radiology resident, has been awarded a Research Resident Grant from the Radiological Society […]

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Alan Alda’s New Book Highlights Need for Scientists to Use Effective Communication to Reach Their Audiences

The Mass General Research Institute believes in the important role communication plays in a researcher’s ability to connect with a wide audience. As part of our commitment to help our researchers better communicate their science, we have previously worked with the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science to teach Mass General researchers how to distill their […]

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Using Plain Language to Help Patients Cope with Cancer

So many questions run through a patients mind when they’re diagnosed with cancer. Now two Mass General doctors from the Cancer Center and the Division of Palliative Care are hoping to help answer those questions using clear and simple language. David Ryan, MD, an oncologist, and Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician, have […]

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Alzheimer's researchers Rudy Tanzi, left, and Robert Moir are working on finding an infectious cause of Alzheimer's disease.
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Probe of Alzheimer’s Follows Paths of Infection

Mass General researchers Rudy Tanzi and Robert Moir are investigating amyloid beta’s role in the body. Their findings could possibly open new fronts for treating or preventing Alzheimer’s disease by attacking infection before plaques begin to form. You can read more about their research here.

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