Tag: neurology research

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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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Rare Disease Day 2019: Neuromyelitis Optica

Rare diseases can be very complex to treat due to lack of understanding, little to no options for treatment and limited funding. But it is for these reasons that raising awareness and supporting research and funding for rare diseases is so important. In honor of Rare Disease Day this year, we are highlighting a rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

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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.

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Study Identifies New Targets for Huntington’s Disease Research

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, is the director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND).  Her work investigating the genetics of Huntington’s disease was recently featured in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes […]

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Using Smartphones to Measure Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Mobile technology has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we manage our health. A recently launched substudy (a subset of a larger research question) from Parkinson’s disease researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital will look into utilizing patient-owned smartphones to measure symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The results will help researchers better understand the […]

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Brain Disease Researchers Track Elusive Protein

Devastating brain diseases like Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s have been painfully slow to give up their secrets.  But behavioral neurologist Brad Dickerson, MD, and his Mass General research team are tracking an important protein that has long eluded measurement in the living brain.  Their work may mark a turning point in how such now-incurable conditions are understood and […]

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Mass General Researcher Recounts Trip To Bhutan to Test Smartphone-Based EEG

(Editor’s note: This post was written by Sarah Clark, a project manager at Massachusetts General Hospital working with the Global Neurology Research Group led by Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD. Clark is pictured below at left, Mateen at right.) “I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to Bhutan to work with epilepsy patients for a clinical […]

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