Researchers have identified three distinct mechanisms that promote napping and found that many napping-related genes also regulate other aspects of sleep.
Feb. 10, 2021 • ~5 min
More than one-third of the U.S. population is made up of individuals with recent ancestors from multiple continents. A new genetics tool helps uncover disease-associated gene variants in these individuals.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~5 min
A national survey finds that four-fifths of physicians believe that significant disabilities are associated with worse quality of life, which may have dangerous implications for the quality of health care patients with disability receive.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~5 min
A new study finds that while regular aspirin use has clear benefits in reducing colorectal cancer incidence among middle-aged adults, the benefits stop after age 70.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~4 min
A biology-based mathematical model indicates why COVID-19 outcomes vary widely and how therapy can be tailored to match the needs of specific patient groups.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~6 min
A study of diet has found that by adhering to specific guidelines, women can reduce more than one-third of incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~3 min
An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
Mass General study shows the benefits of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pregnant patients with severe and critical COVID-19.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~6 min