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Specially designed comprehensive behavioral therapy is more effective than sessions offering patient support and education in helping adults with Tourette syndrome manage their tics – sudden,...
Researchers using a new approach to identifying genes associated with depression have found that variants in a group of genes involved in transmission of signals by the neurotransmitter glutamate...
People are increasingly looking for herbal and natural remedies to treat depression. Among some of the more popular and better studied natural remedies are St John’s Wort (SJW), S-adenosyl methionine...
Adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication improved a core symptom component of schizophrenia in a study of more than 100 patients.
New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in fibromyalgia patients. Results published in...
A team led by MGH researchers has identified a genetic signature that may reflect the risk of tumor recurrence or spread in men surgically treated for prostate cancer. If confirmed, the genetic risk...
Finding solutions to global health problems affecting some of the world's poorest regions is a key goal of CAMTech, says Elizabeth Bailey, director of the Mass General-based organization.
A team of surgeons, audiologists and nurses from the MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary recently performed an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) on a 16-month-old patient – the youngest person...
For George Velmahos, MD, Mass General’s chief of Trauma Surgery, caring for victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings underscored the importance of the research he has pursued for years. Dr...
Why do some people take their own lives—as many as 36,000 each year in the United States alone—and why do warning signs go unheeded? Though suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United...
Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and their collaborators have isolated an elusive...
Massachusetts General Hospital's Merit Cudkowicz discovered a key to jumpstarting ALS research: pooling resources.
Imagine not being able to feel pain or cold, not being able to swallow and needing an oxygen tank to fly in a plane. Imagine crying without producing tears. Children who have a rare disease called...
Being part of the Mass General Research Scholars Program has helped Galit Alter, PhD, advance her work and attract the attention of major funding agencies.
At Massachusetts General Hospital, scientists have long understood the potential of egg freezing for women who want to preserve their fertility.
Harry Orf, PhD, is determined to make it easier for internal and external audiences to fully grasp the breadth and impact of MGH research.
Research laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital are in the midst of a revolution and computational biology is the catalyst.
The initial assessment of a blood test to help diagnose major depressive disorder indicates it may become a useful clinical tool. A team including MGH researchers reports that analyzing levels of...
Although legally permitted to drive in the US, people with partial central vision loss (blind areas) in both eyes, due to stroke, or other types of traumatic brain injury, may have difficulty in...
Thomas Gagnon arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital expecting to receive a kidney transplant. Instead, he was referred to the Mass General Weight Center for life-changing obesity treatment.
Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr. Alessio Fasano’s research focuses on the mucosal biology of the gut. By focusing on the “cross talk”...
A strategy developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based investigators to increase levels of beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has been shown for the first time to be effective in...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be a complex disease to treat. As part of Massachusetts General Hospital's multidisciplinary approach for IBD management, patients receive treatment from an...
Physicians may soon have a new way to screen patients for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition usually caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. Researchers at the Wellman Center for...
Patients seeking relief from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a new treatment option to consider based on an innovative use of magnets. Mass General is the first and only hospital in New...
David Cournoyeris actually happy he is gaining weight. The 57-year-old North Attleboro, Mass., resident sees it as a benchmark of success after undergoing a per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a new...
MGH researchers have identified a gene variant that helps predict how much weight an individual will lose after gastric bypass surgery, a finding with the potential both to guide treatment planning...
Q&A with Ozanan Meireles, MD Q: What is type 2 diabetes? What is prediabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, degenerative disease that develops when the body cannot make enough, or properly use,...
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an intricate network of neurons and glial cells present in the wall of the intestine and responsible for regulating critical functions of the gastrointestinal (GI...
MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Food Allergy Center experts share their surefire tips for ensuring families with food allergies experience a happy and healthy holiday season.

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