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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 OB/GYN

These pioneering studies from Massachusetts General Hospital evaluate the efficacy of two common, low-risk treatments for postmenopausal symptoms against a placebo and assess how much postmenopausal women were bothered by vulvovaginal discomfort symptoms, along with their impact on mood and quality of life.

Featured In Neuroscience

Not all aneurysms require surgical intervention. New research led by Aman Patel, MD, director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital seeks to reduce rupture risk and help identify patients at a high-risk with the help of computer modeling.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Head-neck taper corrosion is an infrequent but emerging serious complication of metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty (THA) and failure to diagnose adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) early can lead to revision surgeries and implant failure.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Soluble suppression of tumorigenesis-2 (sST2), a biomarker related to inflammation and fibrosis, is strongly and independently predictive of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization in patients with chronic heart failure, according to a recent meta-analysis.

Featured In Urology

Strong evidence shows that urologists who prescribe opioids have exacerbated the opioid addiction epidemic. Massachusetts General Hospital is focused on combating that by using alternative pain management methods, multidisciplinary collaboration and patient education.

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

In-hospital mortality remains high for patients with cirrhosis who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the U.S., even though the rate has decreased in recent years.

Robert Levine, MD, is a senior physician in Mass General's Cardiac Ultrasound Lab and was recently named an AHA Distinguished Scientist. In this video, he discusses his team's focus on discovering the genes causing mitral valve prolapse, the most common cause for operation for mitral regurgitation.

Contributing Physicians

Assistant Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Hutter Family Professor of Medicine, Director, Dennis and Marilyn Barry Fellowship in Cardiology Research

James Louis Januzzi, MD

Advances Specialties


In this video, Aman B. Patel, MD, discusses using computational flow dynamics to identify high pressure points on an aneurysm that lead to a higher rupture risk.


In this video, Ashwin Babu, MD, sports medicine physiatrist, discusses the development of non-operative, regenerative medicine treatments that tap into a patient’s natural reserve of growth factors to speed up healing processes.


By combining clinicopathologic variables and a cell cycle gene assay, researchers have created a new way to predict survival of patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have undergone nephrectomy.

Education & Training Opportunities

February 17-20, 2019

Attend this four-day conference on substance use disorders to hear the latest research and find guidance that enhances your care for patients. Our agenda includes a broad update across the spectrum of substance use disorders. Sessions cover topics from neuroscience and developmental perspectives to recovery-oriented systems of care.

April 26, 2019

Midlife Women's Health 2019 is a one-day course that provides a multidisciplinary approach to the care of menopausal women.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this serious disorder.

In Cardiovascular

Elevations in a hormone may be linked to abnormal blood flow, inflammation, and plaque in the heart. This study will evaluate whether blocking the hormone will improve cardiovascular disease in HIV individuals using heart imaging studies.