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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 Research and Innovation

Galit Alter, PhD, is a principal investigator at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, and Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar. Her research has led to the development of diagnostic platforms that can help in managing COVID-19 patients.

Featured In Neuroscience

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses fluorescence-guided glioma surgery, recently approved by the FDA.

Featured In OB/GYN

The etiology of cervical cancer is not well understood, but new data suggest human papillomavirus infection is not necessary and hyperactivation of the oncogene YAP1 alone can drive cervical carcinogenesis.

Featured In Orthopaedics

John T. Braun, MD, and Brian Grottkau, MD, orthopedic spine surgeons in the Pediatric Orthopaedics Service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, present the Anterior Vertebral Tethering System, a minimally invasive, fusionless treatment option for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Featured In Urology

Chin-Lee Wu, MD, PhD, and colleagues have developed an innovative computational fluid dynamics model that simulate urine flow behavior within the prostatic urethra after transurethral surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

The Latest Digestive Health Care Advances

Kristen E. Burke, MD, MPH, Bharati Kochar, MD and Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH, of the Crohn's and Colitis Center, and colleagues collected reassuring data that patients with inflammatory bowel disease can continue using immunosuppressive medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andre J. Jeyarajan and Raymond T. Chung, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, explain why clearance of the hepatitis C virus is insufficient to prevent further liver damage and progression in HCV/HIV coinfected patients.

Contributing Physicians

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director for Cancer Epidemiology, Mass General Cancer Center, Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine

Andrew Chan, MD, MPH

Obesity Medicine Physician for Adults, Adolescents, and Children, Mass General Weight Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Affiliated Faculty, MGH Mongan Institute of Health Policy and Associate, MGH Disparities Solution Center

Advances Specialties


Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has provided the first evidence from a large cohort that immunogenicity and reactogenicity to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are similar to that observed in non-pregnant women, and immune transfer to the neonate occurs via placenta and breastmilk.


Postoperative instability rates are lower when patients undergo revision total hip arthroplasty before lumbar spinal fusion than when the order is reversed, according to a study by Christian Klemt, PhD, Young-Min Kwon, PhD, MD, and colleagues in the Bioengineering Lab of the Department of Orthopaedics.

Education & Training Opportunities

May 19, 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.

May 14, 2021

Midlife Women’s Health 2021 provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of menopausal women.

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).