For four years, Benard Basant didn’t know what it was like to breathe fresh air. Born with a congenital heart disease that eventually affected his lungs, the 36-year-old Connecticut resident was...
BOSTON – For the first time, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these cells can produce what...
Our vision depends on exquisitely organized layers of cells within the eye’s retina, each with a distinct role in perception. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have taken an important step toward...
"Most of us experience some degree of age-related hearing loss, and the sooner we start to wear a hearing aid, the easier the adjustment is going to be."
For newlyweds Peter Mundel, MD, and Anna Greka, MD, PhD, the most wonderful wedding gift was learning that a paper they co-authored was accepted by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Greka...
Johns Hopkins researchers report that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to a mutation in another gene. Their discovery,...
Bioengineered rat kidneys developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators successfully produced urine both in a laboratory apparatus and after being transplanted into living animals...
In a series of lab experiments designed to unravel the workings of a key enzyme widely considered a possible trigger of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that in the most...
Massachusetts General Hospital research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some...
An assay designed to measure normal and abnormal forms of the huntingtin protein – the mutated form of which causes Huntington's disease – was successful in detecting levels of the mutant protein in...

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