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
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine als massachusetts-general-hospital mgh lou-gehrigs-disease sean-m-healey-amg-center-for-als
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
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms massachusetts-general-hospital mgh benjamin-vakoc light-therapy rajiv-gupta
Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: children mental-health death pets health-medicine mgh grief mass-general-hospital
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
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pregnancy health-medicine mgh nitric-oxide mass-general-hospital
Physicians caring for different populations in three hospitals describe life in the midst of a pandemic.
April 27, 2020 • ~23 min
Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-medicine bellevue-hospital judy-salerno mallika-marshall medical-care mgh-chelsea-health-center nyu-downtown-hospital new-york tony-dajer
Team at Harvard plans to launch a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the fall.
April 13, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: mit health-medicine boston-childrens-hospital david-mooney wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center dan-barouch precision-vaccines-program stephen-elledge massachusetts-consortium-on-pathogen-readiness ragon-institute-of-mgh and-harvard david-dowling gerhard-wagner mahmoud-nasr ofer-levy
Further research and development on a class of molecules called bisphosphonates might turbocharge a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, and help bring immunity to huge populations more quickly.
April 9, 2020 • ~16 min
Tags: science-technology covid-19 basic-research sars-cov-2 harvard-office-of-technology-development mit-and-harvard ragon-institute-of-mgh uli-von-andrian
Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital have modified the gene editing system, making it possible to potentially target any location across the entire human genome.
March 26, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: science-technology crispr cancer basic-research mgh blindness gene-editing benjamin-p-kleinstiver cas9 center-for-genomic-medicine
The lab that invented cryolipolisis or “Coolsculpting,” a popular nonsurgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a promising new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using an injectable ice solution or “slurry.”
Jan. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: basic-research health-medicine mgh lilit-garibyan wellman-center-for-photomedicine coolsculpting cryolipolisis fat-cells fat-deposits
Adding the blood-pressure drug losartan to the intensive chemo and radiation protocol for treating locally advanced pancreatic cancer allowed complete removal of the tumor in 61 percent of trial participants and significantly improved survival rates.
May 30, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: health-medicine massachusetts-general-hospital mgh blood-pressure carlos-fernandez-del-castillo janet-murphy jennifer-wo losartan pancreatic-cancer rakesh-k-jain theodore-hang
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