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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 Neuroscience

In this video, Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory and the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease, discusses her genetic research, specifically concerning neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. 

Featured In Cardiovascular

Polygenic risk scores developed at Massachusetts General Hospital are equivalent to or better than rare monogenic mutations in identifying a specific individual’s risk of certain common diseases, including coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation and type 2 diabetes.

Featured In Neuroscience

Mass General has developed a genotype-targeted therapy for glioma, designed to be given at the tumor site during surgery, and an accompanying rapid diagnostic.

Featured In Orthopaedics

In an award-winning study, researchers at Mass General show for the first time that giant cell lesions may escape immune surveillance because of the inhibitory effect of immune modulating protein B7-H3.

Featured In Cardiovascular

James Januzzi, MD, director of the Dennis and Marilyn Barry Fellowship in Cardiology Research, discusses his team’s focus on the role of biomarker testing to diagnose the presence of cardiovascular disease and to establish prognosis or course of the disease.

The Latest Neurosciences Advances

Researchers at Mass General have shown for the first time why mindfulness training affects both working memory and hippocampal volume—and why it might help treat a much broader range of conditions.

In this video, Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD, director of the NeuroEpigenetics Laboratory and the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease, discusses her genetic research, specifically concerning neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. 

Contributing Physicians

Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Amy Yule

Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Co-director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Director, Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Dr. Timothy Wilens

Advances Specialties

Cardiovascular

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, associate director of Mass General's Adult Congenital Heart (ACHD) Disease Program, discusses her team's belief that the sum of the knowledge of many different specialists together is far greater than the individual knowledge of one doctor, especially in treating complex conditions like ACHD.

Orthopaedics

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have become the first to show that a short mindfulness-based exercise benefits patients in an orthopedic surgery clinic.

Education & Training Opportunities

October 13-14, 2018

This two-day course is dedicated to educating frontline caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy. A second day is dedicated to the workup and management of patients with coronary artery dissection.

September 23-25, 2018

Join us for the 85th annual AANA national meeting at the Boston Hynes Convention Center. AANA 2018 promises to bring technology to the forefront of anesthesia education. Refresh and expand your knowledge with hands-on patient simulation workshops and expert speakers. Network with colleagues from across the nation at the biggest CE event in nurse anesthesia.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

Are you planning on receiving ECT treatments for depression? Are you interested in getting an MRI scan of your brain? If you answered yes, then you are one step closer to being involved in our research study.

In Neuroscience

We are recruiting people for a study of brain activity during sleep and how it affects memory and learning.