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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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