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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

In this Q&A, Rebecca Karp Leaf, MD, and Hanny Al-Samkari, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, give us a rundown of what is known to date about the correlation between blood type and COVID-19 transmission/severity, findings from their study and why this connection may or may not exist.

Featured In Radiology

In a significant change to its usual practice, the Mass General Department of Radiology has implemented work-from-home policies, enabling remote coverage through various technological solutions.

Featured In Digestive Health

Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons have described a critically ill patient with COVID-19 who developed catastrophic bowel necrosis despite widely patent mesenteric vessels.

Featured In Pulmonary and Critical Care

Image-guided ablation represents an alternative approach for patients who cannot undergo surgery or radiation due to the extent of metastatic disease or comorbidities including limited respiratory function, advanced age or prior radiation therapy.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Vitamin E, a biocompatible free radical scavenger, is an effective and feasible radioprotectant when bone allografts are sterilized with ionizing radiation.

The Latest Neuroscience Advances

Massachusetts General Hospital's neuropsychiatry services include clinical programs for complex patients, such as those with early onset dementia, as well as global psychiatry.

The discovery of a frequent PBRM1 mutation in papillary meningioma suggests a potential new approach to developing therapies for this malignant, aggressive tumor.

Contributing Physicians

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

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director, Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Director, Multicultural Alzheimer's Prevention Program-MAPP

Advances Specialties


In this video, Matthew Nayor, MD, cardiologist in the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program in the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, discusses his research on identifying and predicting heart failure using data from the Framingham Heart Study to understand protein measurements in blood.

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers find that electronic systems for monitoring cancer symptoms may need to be tailored to patients' age-specific care needs.


Radiologists should emphasize areas of broad consensus about the benefits of screening mammography when speaking with patients, referring providers and administrators.

Education & Training Opportunities

May 29, 2020

This one-day course is dedicated to educating front line caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions including during pregnancy, women with coronary artery dissection, microvascular disease and myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA). In addition, guidance and strategies on the development of women heart centers and cardio-obstetric programs will be provided.

July 21, 2020 - August 12, 2020

The symposia, organized by the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will cover a broad range of studies at the molecular, cellular, circuit/systems and behavioral levels, with the hope of uniting expertise under the general neuroscience umbrella.

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

As part of the study, participants will be asked to eat up to 2 meals and take a commonly used medication that also influences metabolism.