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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In Pulmonary and Critical Care

The FDA issued an EUA for two vaccine candidates from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines report an efficacy of around 95% across different age groups, sex, ethnicity, and comorbidity risk status, which is extremely encouraging as COVID-19 cases in the US continue to climb.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Metabolic changes in response to cardiopulmonary exercise testing were part of pathways central to cardiometabolic health, cardiovascular disease and long-term outcome in middle-aged adults.

Featured In Orthopaedics

More than 40 years of data reviewed by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers shows that soft-tissue sarcoma of the hand is associated with high rates of recurrence and metastasis.

Featured In Oncology

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers propose that four physical traits of cancer contribute to tumor progression and treatment resistance.

Featured In OB/GYN

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers documented that among perimenopausal women, those who are publicly insured have more adverse behavioral, psychological and sleep characteristics than those privately insured.

The Latest Neuroscience Advances

Mass General researchers were part of the first study to demonstrate the ability of optical coherence tomography to detect retinal biomarkers in carriers of the most common gene causing familial Alzheimer's disease.

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are using a new neurobiological definition of resilience to stress—lower amygdalar activity—and have linked it to decreased risk of cardiovascular events.

Contributing Physicians

Clinical Director, Cancer and Neurotoxicity Clinic and Brain Repair Research Program, Mass General Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jorg Dietrich

Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Richardson

Advances Specialties

Cardiovascular

In one of the largest studies examining patients undergoing peripheral vascular intervention via brachial access, percutaneous brachial access was associated with sixfold greater odds of an access site complication compared with brachial cutdown.

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

When surveyed about a pilot program of embedded palliative care early in the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department clinicians reported a generally positive experience, including a perception of improved patient care.

Pulmonary and Critical Care

The FDA issued an EUA for two vaccine candidates from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines report an efficacy of around 95% across different age groups, sex, ethnicity, and comorbidity risk status, which is extremely encouraging as COVID-19 cases in the US continue to climb.

Education & Training Opportunities

January 20, 2021 - July 14, 2021

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics. Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

The study involves brain imaging including fMRI and PET-MR, an 8-week stress reduction intervention, and at-home practice. You will also complete daily migraine diaries.

In Neuroscience

Do you think about your appearance nonstop or find yourself stuck in front of the mirror? You may be eligible to participate in a smartphone study on day-to-day factors that contribute to distress in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).