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2014-07-22 16:27:10

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston received the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The award was presented July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-15 04:21:19

Mayo Clinic Is No. 1 on the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings, freely available at usnews.com. Best Hospitals includes key information on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering...

2014-07-03 23:01:54

Harbor Village Florida comments on Massachusetts General Hospital taking steps to spot drug addicts. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by South Coast Today in the article MGH To Screen All Patients For Substance Abuse (6/30), the Massachusetts General Hospital has began to ask all patients routine questions about their drug and alcohol use as a way to intervene in possible addiction cases. The questionnaire, which asks patients general questions about their level of alcohol use and their...

2014-06-18 20:21:54

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, but also significantly reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease -- dropping...

2014-06-15 14:59:20

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Cellular makeup of glioblastoma more diverse than previously thought Scientists from the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have conducted a first-of-its-kind study that characterizes the cellular diversity within glioblastoma tumors from patients. The study, which looked at the expression of thousands of genes in individual cells from patient tumors, revealed that the cellular makeup of each tumor is more heterogeneous than...

2014-06-11 08:28:21

Provider group calls for transparency; refutes claims of cost control BOSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers across Massachusetts including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lahey Health Systems, Tufts Medical Center and other hospitals and physician groups have formed a coalition calling for a public process around the recently proposed settlement between Partners HealthCare and the Attorney General. "Although we...

2014-06-10 20:21:55

Broad Institute researchers and collaborators harness whole-exome sequencing in study of 4,000 Latin Americans; reveal gene variant of strong effect that might guide treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MEXICO CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the largest study of its kind published to date, an international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has discovered a strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that primarily affects Latin American patients, but is rare elsewhere....

2014-06-03 23:15:23

ViTel Net, a pioneer in the telemedicine/telehealth industry, is joining forces with the MGH MD PnP research program, a leader in developing advanced integrated clinical environments, to support the SmartAmerica Challenge for healthcare, a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 ViTel Net, a pioneer in the telemedicine/telehealth industry, is joining forces with the MGH MD PnP research program, a leader in developing advanced integrated...

2014-05-23 08:24:08

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZTherapies, Inc. a company developing novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease based on technology licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that it has received notice from FDA that it may proceed with the Phase III clinical study submitted in its IND application. This study is for its lead program, ALZT-OP1, a novel combination therapy for the prevention and treatment of early Alzheimer's disease. ALZT-OP1 is a...

2014-04-28 10:17:33

A next-generation genome editing system developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators substantially decreases the risk of producing unwanted, off-target gene mutations. In a paper receiving online publication in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report a new CRISPR-based RNA-guided nuclease technology that uses two guide RNAs, significantly reducing the chance of cutting through DNA strands at mismatched sites. "This system combines the ease of use of the widely...


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