Category: Mass General Research

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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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Research Roundup for September: Lab on a Chip for Liver Disease, New Insights in Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis

Research Roundup is a monthly column summarizing recent research advances from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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How A Small Fish Could Make a Big Difference in the Future of Cancer Research

Mass General researchers have created a new zebrafish model that could vastly improve our ability to model cancer growth and test new treatments.

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Celebrating Women in Medicine Month 2019: Congratulations Claflin Award Winners

This year six scientists were named as Claflin Distinguished Scholars, and in honor of their achievements and Women in Medicine Month, we celebrate them.

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It’s Firepit Season: What Parents Should Know to Keep their Kids Safe

Sitting around a backyard fire pit may seem like an ideal way to relax on a summer or fall evening. But parents may not want to get too comfortable if there are young children around. A research study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators Michael Flaherty, DO, and Robert Sheridan, MD, has confirmed an increase […]

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