The second annual Mass General Research Institute Image Contest produced 46 amazing images from researchers across 15 centers and departments at Mass General. After two weeks of deliberation, the judges have finally selected a winner and eight finalists.
As part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the NIH New Innovator Award supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission. This year, three Mass General investigators were named NIH New Innovators.
Mass General researchers have created a new zebrafish model that could vastly improve our ability to model cancer growth and test new treatments.
How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood
Mass General researchers Shannon Stott and Brian Nahed have been working together for 10 years, and used their different backgrounds to their advantage to be the first to identify circulating brain tumor cells in the blood.
Mass General Researcher Finds That Earlier Palliative Care Improves Patient Quality of Life in Serious Illnesses
Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: 1. Palliative care is a treatment designed to provide […]
Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on […]
What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: NEW INSIGHTS INTO HOW GENETICS INFLUENCE MIGRAINES Common Variant Burden Contributes to the Familial Aggregation of Migraine in 1,589 Families Gormley P, Kurki MI, Hiekkala ME, Veerapen K, Häppölä P [et al.], Palotie A Published in Neuron on May […]
May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about the disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Learn what one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher is doing to improve diagnosis in the hopes of saving patients’ lives. Despite advances in the early identification of some cancers, the ability […]