Category: Mass General Research

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LAB DAY 2019: A Behind the Scenes Look at Mass General Research

The second annual Mass General Research Institute LAB DAY event gave friends and supporters of Mass General research an up-close look at science with the potential to revolutionize medicine.

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Three Mass General Investigators Named NIH New Innovators

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.

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Showcasing the Crucial Role of Clinical Research at Mass General

This work was showcased earlier Mass General’s vast clinical research program was showcased recently during the 17th Annual Clinical Research Day.

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Five Things to Know About the Center for Systems Biology

The Center for Systems Biology focuses on analyzing how the human body’s biological and physiological functions work together to impact health and disease. Here are five things to know.

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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 led by Galit Alter, PhD investigated 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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