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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

The Healey Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is a worldwide leader in ALS research that speeds new therapies to patients.

Featured In Cardiovascular

In this video, Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, discusses her work in identifying patients who are at risk for developing heart failure. She and her research team are using the CASABLANCA database to find biomarkers that could predict a patient's risk for heart failure.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Patients implanted with a modern system for bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty did not exhibit full replication of the articular contact kinematics of the native knee during functionally strenuous high-flexion activities, orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital report.

Featured In Neuroscience

A three-step plan to confront substance use disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital provides care to patients across clinical settings and improves both access to and quality of care.

Featured In Urology

The American Urological Association (AUA) is hosting its Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from May 3-6, 2019. Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches. Mass General doctors will participate in over 20 different sessions covering the full spectrum of urologic care, including bladder, prostate, urologic oncology and more.

The Latest Neurosciences Advances

Neuro-oncologists at Massachusetts General Hospital are working toward a better understanding of gliomagenesis as a basis for the development of therapies, as well as identification of biomarkers to stratify patients for personalized treatment.

Neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital have determined that tau fibril formation, one of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, disrupts molecular transport in neurons—suggesting a potential new therapeutic strategy.

Contributing Physicians

Researcher, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Chief, Neurology Service, Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General, Director of Neurological Clinical Research Institute and the Jilieane Dorn Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Merit Cudkowicz

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

Using a web-based survey of hepatologists and gastroenterologists, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified substantial barriers to palliative and end-of-life care for patients with end-stage liver disease—and they say advance care planning needs to start earlier.

OB/GYN

Marijuana smoking appears to have a positive effect on spermatogenesis and other aspects of testicular function, according to researchers from the EARTH Study.

Urology

In order to minimize the patient's risk of urosepsis, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are developing a web-based or mobile application that will help surgeons see how their proposed ureteroscopic lithotripsy technique for an individual patient will affect renal pelvis pressure.

Education & Training Opportunities

May 29, 2019 - June 12, 2019

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 15-17, 2019

This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists, team physicians and athletic trainers for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution and New England Patriots, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors and patients with active lifestyles.

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.