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Tips for enjoying the holidays with food allergies
MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Food Allergy Center experts share their surefire tips for...
Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergy in Pediatric Patients
Patients with food allergy have a sensitization to a specific food or foods and manifest a...
First Time’s a Charm: MGH Performs First Heart-Lung Transplant
For four years, Benard Basant didn’t know what it was like to breathe fresh air. Born with a...
Sugar and Beverages: How Much is Too Much?
Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital...
Study Finds Some Insulin Production in Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes
Massachusetts General Hospital research has found that insulin production may persist for decades...
Massachusetts General Hospital Researchers Identify Biomarker to Predict Diabetes Risk
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care and...
Clinical Trial Results Support Strategy for Reversing Type 1 Diabetes
A phase I clinical trial has confirmed that use of a generic vaccine to raise levels of an immune...
Blocking Signal-Transmitting Cellular Pores May Prevent Kidney Damage from Diabetes
One of the most devastating side effects of diabetes is kidney failure, and one of the earliest...
The Fitter Fat
Like many innovations in medicine, this discovery began as a problem. In the early 1990s,...
Trailblazing the Future of Care
As the nation’s healthcare system strains to manage a sour economy and an aging population, large...
Experimental drug reduces cortisol levels, improves symptoms in Cushing's disease
A new investigational drug significantly reduced urinary cortisol levels and improved symptoms of...
Frequently Asked Questions: LINX® system
David Rattner, MD, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at the Mass...
New Program Addresses Complexity of Older Patients
A 72-year-old patient is losing weight. His primary care provider believes the cause may be a...
Inadequate Cellular Rest May Explain Effects of Aging on Muscles
Is aging inevitable? What factors make older tissues less able to maintain and repair themselves? A...
On the Same Page for Curing Kidney Disease
For newlyweds Peter Mundel, MD, and Anna Greka, MD, PhD, the most wonderful wedding gift was...
Mass. General Team Develops Implantable, Bioengineered Rat Kidney
Bioengineered rat kidneys developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators...
Assay Shown to Be Effective in Measuring Levels of Mutant Huntingtin Protein
An assay designed to measure normal and abnormal forms of the huntingtin protein – the mutated form...
Phase One ALS Trial Is First to Test Antisense Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease
The initial clinical trial of a novel approach to treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – blocking...
Nerve Damage May Underlie Widespread, Unexplained Chronic Pain in Children
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have described what may be a newly identified...
Not Your Typical Rash: Why Shingles Can’t Be Taken Lightly
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, associate professor of Neurology, says shingles and post-herpetic...
Study Finds Evidence of Nerve Damage in Around Half of Fibromyalgia Patients
About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia – a common syndrome that causes chronic...
Digital PCR Technology Detects Brain-Tumor-Associated Mutation in Cerebrospinal Fluid
MGH researchers and their colleagues have used digital versions of a standard molecular biology...
Dietary Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy
Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have...
Repurposed Drug May Be First Targeted Treatment for Serious Kidney Disease
A drug approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also turn out to be the first...
Extremely High Estrogen Levels May Underlie Serious Complications Affecting Single-Birth IVF Pregnancies
MGH researchers have identified what may be a major factor behind the increased risk of two adverse...
Miracle comes full circle
Watching Wyatt Joyner wiggle and bounce in his mom’s lap, it is difficult to imagine that the 9-...
The Trouble with Older Fathers
As science has attempted to accommodate women’s desire to prolong their childbearing years, men...
Alzheimer's Risk Gene Presents Potential Treatment Target
MGH investigators have determined that one of the recently identified genes contributing to the...
Alzheimer’s Preclinical Disease Biomarker: Sniffing out Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Mark Albers, MD, PhD, is developing a set of simple but powerful tools that examine the cognitive...
Cellular renewal process may underlie benefits of omega fatty acids
A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to starvation has uncovered...
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