By - 3/17/15 - 7:58 am

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a jury verdict that two local hospitals and their researchers did not commit fraud in winning $12 million in federal grants to study Alzheimer's disease.

Kenneth Jones, a statistician initially involved in the study, had filed a whistleblower suit against Mass. General and Brigham and Women's hospitals and two doctors, alleging they changed data from an initial study to...Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 1:40 pm

Mass. General reported at 12:45 p.m.:

The initial test for Ebola on the patient admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday with suspected Ebola virus disease is negative. The patient has, however, tested positive for malaria. Further diagnostic testing is needed to definitively rule out Ebola virus disease and other diagnoses.

The patient had been undergoing routine monitoring by the Boston Public Health Commission after

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By - 12/2/14 - 9:52 pm

UPDATE: Might be malaria instead of Ebola.

Mass. General reports:

At 2 p.m. today while undergoing routine monitoring by the Boston Public Health Commission, an individual, determined to be a person under investigation for Ebola virus disease, was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. As you know, the MGH has spent the past several months preparing in the event we should have

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By - 9/29/13 - 10:28 am

A steam main at Mass. General gave way this morning, sending a thick plume of steam into the air - and generating a wicked loud noise. Jacob Baime, who took the video, reports:

The noise was so loud it startled me awake.

He adds that by 9:30 a.m., everything was calm again....Read more

By - 7/31/13 - 12:17 pm

Davis at Mass. Eye and EarDavis at Mass. Eye and Ear.A Middlesex County prisoner about to get medical treatment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary managed to grab a deputy sheriff's gun and shoot him. A second deputy then shot the prisoner in the...Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 4:24 pm

At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.

The Boston Fire Department reports something exploded inside a Mass. General lab at the Charlestown Navy Yard this afternoon, showering one worker with glass....Read more

By - 7/23/12 - 3:29 pm

Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

"We took a rat apart and rebuilt it as a jellyfish," one of the researchers said. But don't worry - they're not all sitting around in...Read more

By - 8/3/11 - 8:57 am

WBUR reports on possible effects of research cuts on teaching hospitals in Massachusetts, which bring in more federal science funds per capita than any other state - some $2.4 billion just from the National Institutes of Health last year.Read more

By - 7/27/11 - 2:10 pm

The first 80 people who donate blood on Thursday at Mass. General get a free lunch provided by Redbones Barbecue of Somerville.

Directions and hours.Read more

By - 5/4/11 - 7:52 am

The Times reports nobody at Mass. General seems to know what ABC was talking about when it claimed DNA samples from Bin Laden's dead sister were used to confirm his identity. The initial report, which did not identify Mass. General specifically, was by Brian Ross.Read more

By - 2/24/11 - 5:53 pm

CommonHealth reports on the fine for the "potential violation" of a federal patient-privacy law caused when an employee lost 40 to 50 patient records on the T in 2009.Read more

By - 1/8/11 - 12:26 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports torches being used to remove a cooling tower atop 165 Cambridge St. started a fire around 10:40 a.m.

The fire was contained to the cooling tower and there were no injuries, the department says, adding damage was about $100,000....Read more

By - 7/30/10 - 11:16 pm

Galen Loving, a researcher at Mass. General, reports he accidentally left a laptop at Anna's Taqueria in Davis Square around 7 p.m. on Thursday - and that it's now missing:

The computer has important data on it regarding work we've been doing to study pancreatic cancer. The research data contained within the computer is far more important than the computer itself. If anyone has

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By - 4/29/10 - 12:37 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted David Flavell, 40, of trying to rape a woman in a Mass. General restroom last October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Flavell was found guilty on charges of assault with intent to rape, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and one...Read more

By - 3/14/10 - 1:38 pm

Dr. Michael Bailin demonstrates an awake endotracheal intubation at Mass. General - on himself:

Via Dr. T, herself an anesthesiologist, who watched the video admiringly.

By - 3/6/10 - 10:57 am

By Medicare inspectors, the Globe reports.Read more

By - 2/21/10 - 12:06 pm

The Globe reports on the problem of sensors that could save patient lives being turned off or simply ignored.Read more

By - 11/2/09 - 2:40 pm

PelosiFrancis Pelosi, 56, of Boston, was arrested around 7 p.m. yesterday after he locked himself in an emergency-department men's room at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

While arguing with hospital staff and police trying to get him out, Pelosi allegedly threatened to kill the Chelsea police chief, the DA's office says,...Read more