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Researchers Discover New Genes Contributing to Autism
A new approach to investigating hard-to-find chromosomal abnormalities has identified 33 genes...
Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Tics in Adults with Tourette Syndrome
Specially designed comprehensive behavioral therapy is more effective than sessions offering...
Glutamate Neurotransmission System May Be Involved with Depression Risk
Researchers using a new approach to identifying genes associated with depression have found that...
Alternative Medicine for Depression
People are increasingly looking for herbal and natural remedies to treat depression. Among some of...
Folate and Vitamin B12 Supplementation Reduces Disabling Schizophrenia Symptoms in Patients with Specific Gene Variants
Adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication...
Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients
New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to...
Gene-expression signature may signify risk for recurrence, metastasis in prostate cancer
A team led by MGH researchers has identified a genetic signature that may reflect the risk of tumor...
CAMTech Pursues Global Health Innovation
Finding solutions to global health problems affecting some of the world's poorest regions is a key...
MGH and Mass Eye and Ear Make History with Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery
A team of surgeons, audiologists and nurses from the MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary...
Critical Blood Work: Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings
For George Velmahos, MD, Mass General’s chief of Trauma Surgery, caring for victims of the April 15...
Predicting Suicide: A Conversation with an Expert
Why do some people take their own lives—as many as 36,000 each year in the United States alone—and...
Mass. Eye and Ear Researchers Discover Elusive Gene that Causes a Form of Blindness from Birth
Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,...
Shining a Light on ALS
Massachusetts General Hospital's Merit Cudkowicz discovered a key to jumpstarting ALS research:...
An MGH Breakthrough: Why Research on Rare Disease Matters
Imagine not being able to feel pain or cold, not being able to swallow and needing an oxygen tank...
MGH Researcher Leverages Award into Patents, New Funding
Being part of the Mass General Research Scholars Program has helped Galit Alter, PhD, advance her...
Mass General Fertility Researchers Revolutionize Egg-Freezing Techniques
At Massachusetts General Hospital, scientists have long understood the potential of egg freezing...
Q&A with Harry W. Orf, PhD: The Case for MGH Research
Harry Orf, PhD, is determined to make it easier for internal and external audiences to fully grasp...
Computational Biology: Big Data’s Powerful Promise
Research laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital are in the midst of a revolution and...
Blood Test Accurately Distinguishes Depressed Patients From Healthy Controls
The initial assessment of a blood test to help diagnose major depressive disorder indicates it may...
Stroke Patients with Partial Central Vision Loss May Need Additional Evaluation and Training to Drive Safely
Although legally permitted to drive in the US, people with partial central vision loss (blind areas...
Bariatric Surgery Gives Time, New Life to Kidney Transplant Patient
Thomas Gagnon arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital expecting to receive a kidney transplant...
Expanding the Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders
Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr...
Tiny antisense molecules increase 'good cholesterol' levels in obese primates
A strategy developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based investigators to increase levels...
Innovations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be a complex disease to treat. As part of Massachusetts...
Pill-sized Device Provides Rapid, Detailed Imaging of Esophageal Lining
Physicians may soon have a new way to screen patients for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous...
New, Less Invasive Treatment for GERD
Patients seeking relief from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a new treatment option to...
New Procedure Is Easy to Swallow
David Cournoyeris actually happy he is gaining weight. The 57-year-old North Attleboro, Mass.,...
Gene Variant Appears to Predict Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass
MGH researchers have identified a gene variant that helps predict how much weight an individual...
Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes
Q&A with Ozanan Meireles, MD Q: What is type 2 diabetes? What is prediabetes? Type 2 diabetes...
Hirschsprung Disease: Exploring Its Causes, Consequences, and Novel Treatments
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an intricate network of neurons and glial cells present in the...
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