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New Crohn’s patients show imbalance in gut microbes

Microbiome analysis reveals increase in pathogenic bacteria, drop in beneficial microbes A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad...

Sensor-based onesie tracks baby’s health

One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics...

Fear of being too skinny may put boys at risk for...

Teenage boys who think they're too skinny when they are actually a healthy weight are at greater risk of being depressed as teens and...

Immunology find could expand availability of hand, face transplants

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital say they've made an important step towards greater availability of hand transplants, face transplants and other transplants involving multiple...

Portable X-ray device could provide detailed images — even of soft...

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot...

Why alcoholic’s gender matters

Although long-term chronic alcoholism ultimately destroys the bodies as well as the minds of men and women, it treats the genders differently. For one thing,...

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

Researchers have developed a brain-machine interface that monitors a patient’s brain activity and adjusts the anesthetic infusion rate to precisely control the level of...

Stem Cells Engineered to Become Targeted Drug Factories

A group of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers, and collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have found a...

How Red Hair May Increase Melanoma Risk

A person’s skin pigment, which determines hair color and skin tone, is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the population’s 1 to...

Male Rats’ Cocaine Exposure Affects Their Offspring’s Drug Responses

A father’s drug use can influence his child’s vulnerability to drug use and addiction by the example it sets and the environmental exposures it...

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