Category: Mass General Research

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Study Links Eating Disorders to Childhood Infections

New data from a Mass General researcher highlights a link between the immune system and the onset of eating disorders.

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Flexible Funding Helps Ragon Investigators Identify Key Vulnerability in HIV Virus

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard have used flexible funding and a collaborative approach to identify a key weakness in the HIV virus.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Expert Says Future Treatment Success Will Require a Shift in Strategy and Timing

Rudy Tanzi, PhD,future success in treating Alzheimer’s disease will come from earlier diagnosis and treatment guided by an individual’s family history and genetic risk factors.

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How Mothers Help Build the Immune Systems of their Children During Pregnancy

To understand more about infant immunity and how to enhance it, a research team at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard led by Galit Alter, PhD decided to investigate how certain antibodies are transferred from mother to child during pregnancy.

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Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants

For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.

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How a Medical Mystery Launched a New Avenue of Osteoporosis Research

Bone health specialists typically spend their time trying to figure how to slow or stop the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. What if they could find a new way to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue instead?

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Postdoc Profile: Bragi Sveinsson, PhD

Bragi Sveinsson, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Low-Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory, led by Matthew Rosen, PhD, at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

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Postdoc Profile: Risa Burr, PhD

Risa Burr, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow conducting cancer research in the Haber/Maheswaran laboratory at the Mass General Center for Cancer Research. She is focused on cell-to-cell communication between normal cells and cancer cells to learn more about how cancer is able to spread.

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Postdoc Profile: Ruben Oganesyan, MD

In recognition of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we’re recognizing some of the talented postdoctoral researchers who make invaluable contributions to science and medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital every day.

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Mass General Celebrates its Second-Annual Neuroscience Day

The second annual Neuroscience Day took place under the Bulfinch tent earlier this month, with a series of speakers, research presentations and an electronic poster session highlighting recent advances.

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