Category: Neurology Research

Learn more about recent neurology research from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Modeling Alzheimer’s Disease in 3D

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. October 2017: How a 3D Model of Alzheimer’s Disease is Providing New Hope in the Search for Treatments Reigning in Alzheimer’s disease […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Lady Gaga News Highlights Fibromyalgia Research

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. September 2017: Lady Gaga’s Diagnosis Helps Shed Light on a Perplexing Chronic Pain Disorder Despite her celebrity status, Lady Gaga has been […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Predicting Painful Migraine Attacks

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. August 2017: Making Migraines Less of a Headache: Researchers Find New Way to Predict Migraine Attacks If you’ve ever felt the pulsating […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Why Autistic Individuals Avoid Eye Contact

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. June 2017: More Than Meets the Eye: Researchers Find Eye Contact Causes Stress and Overactivation in the Brains of Autistic Individuals They […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Do Alzheimer’s Patients Suffer Silent Seizures?

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. May 2017: Researchers Detect “Silent” Seizures in Alzheimer’s Patients First let’s define a key word: Hippocampus: The brain structure responsible for memory […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Lack of Sleep Can Impact Childhood Behavior

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. March 2017: Children’s Sleep Habits Could Improve Their Ability to Focus, Make Friends and Solve Problems Later on in Childhood: Five Things […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: She Watches Worms While They Sleep

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. January 2017: Postdoc Profile: Hayley Mattison, PhD On a typical day, you will find me in the lab at my microscope taking […]

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Gatchel Untangles the Causes of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms and Loss of Brain Function in Aging Populations

Mass General geriatric psychiatrist Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is working to unravel the connections between mental illness and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Study Predicts Alzheimer’s Cases to Double in US by 2060. How Mass General Researchers are Fighting Back.

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released some unsettling new estimates about the number of individuals affected with Alzheimer’s disease this week—and how that number is expected to skyrocket in the near future. The NIH team estimates that there are 6 million Americans who currently have either Alzheimer’s disease or some form of […]

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New Screening Technique Makes Waves in The Quest for Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

How could the study of patients under anesthesia lead to a new way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? It could all come down to brainwaves. Patrick Purdon, PhD, a researcher with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, is investigating how changes in brainwave patterns could potentially detect early signs of […]

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