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Proteins Take Shape with New Technology

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists for their development of a new technology called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This technique freezes proteins, and bombards them with electrons, allowing researchers to observe the building blocks of human cells. In a recent podcast by Proto, Luke Chao, PhD, a researcher in the department of molecular […]

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The Accidental Innovator

Most breakthroughs in health and medicine are the products of academic research labs or biomedical corporations. But plenty of useful, inventive and therapeutic ideas come from outside those walls, from patients and their clinicians, often when they’re wrestling with a pressing lifestyle problem that has no other solution. See how researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  and other institutions are exploring […]

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Mass General Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak Reflects on the Future of Science in the United States

Jack Szostak, PhD, a molecular biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2009. With the perspective of his 35-year career in the sciences, Szostak recently joined a small panel of fellow Nobel Laureates to discuss the future of scientific careers for an audience of young scientists, and […]

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Could the Ocean Lead the Way to New Cancer Treatments and Antibiotics?

Aging physicians, secrets to disease treatment from the ocean floor and genetic sequencing of Ebola are just a few topics covered in the latest issue of Mass General’s Proto Magazine: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Medicine, online now. LEARN MORE

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