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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 Ophthalmology

Joseph B. Ciolino, MD, a clinician scientist at Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, discusses the development of drug-releasing contact lenses to improve the treatment of corneal infections, ocular inflammation, retinal diseases and glaucoma.

Featured In OB/GYN

In this video, John Petrozza, MD, chief of reproductive medicine at the Fertility Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the latest fertility research from the center including perfluorinated compounds and how different populations access fertility care.

Featured In Cardiovascular

In a study with substantial implications for genetic counseling, Amit V. Khera, MD, MSc, of the Center for Genomic Medicine, and colleagues found that when individuals with high polygenic scores were defined as those in the top 20% of the distribution, about 45% of their siblings met the same threshold.

Featured In Digestive Health

In a pilot study, Madeline Friedman, BS, Daniel C. Chung, MD, and colleagues replaced conscious sedation for routine colonoscopy with virtual reality, finding that the procedure was completed without pharmacologic rescue in 26 of 27 patients and procedure time was not prolonged.

Featured In Pulmonary and Critical Care

Massachusetts General Hospital physicians have identified two phenotypes of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19 that are distinct in biochemical profiles and short-term mortality despite minimal differences in respiratory dynamics.

The Latest Orthopaedics Advances

In this video Miho Tanaka, MD, discusses her research on knee injuries.

The dynamic isotonic manipulation examination and unopposed active abduction test, designed by Scott D. Martin, MD, of the Sports Medicine Center, extend the utility of a physical examination when a full-thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon is suspected, despite negative results on static tests.

Contributing Physicians

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Women's Sports Medicine Program

Director, Joint Preservation Service, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Scott Martin, MD

Advances Specialties

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have found that even apart from medication for symptom control, palliative care has benefits for patients facing the prolonged hospitalization required for hemopoietic stem cell transplantation.


Sarah M. Bannon, PhD, and Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry, and colleagues determined in interviews that patients with young-onset dementia and their spouses often describe negative coping strategies such as avoidance and overprotection, particularly shortly after diagnosis.


Adam S. Feldman, MD, MPH, and colleagues review the patient-related and tumor-related factors that should most strongly influence the decision between trimodal therapy and radical cystectomy for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Education & Training Opportunities

September 8, 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

The Cleo Study is evaluating an oral study medication in adults with depression who have tried 2 or more medications without sufficient improvement.