The state of science today is divided: some believe all data should be publicly available to promote collaboration, while others believe it is safest to hold onto their findings to protect themselves from competitors who may use them as a foundation for a new, more exciting study. Nature recently published an article explaining the importance and benefits of openly sharing scientific data. Here are five things to know:
A team of Mass General researchers recently published a perspective piece that shed light on the fact that majority of publicly available genetic data belongs to people of European ancestry, meaning the medical advances made using European genetic data are less informative to non-Europeans.
Mass General researchers were able to identify women at risk for intimate partner violence by adding a screening question to mammography intake forms.
Researchers from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently published a review paper taking a detailed look at cannabis-related emergency department (ED) visits by pediatric patients.
In a world full of Photoshop and photo filters it can feel hard to keep up appearances, making the cosmetics industry a booming one. There are day creams, night creams, eye creams, serums, scrubs, face masks and more all marketed toward women, and most come with a hefty price tag. But are the ingredients and packaging really that expensive?
Young women and expecting mothers are one of the most-affected groups, and research has shown that HIV/AIDS can significantly increase the chances of both maternal deaths and still births. One Massachusetts General Hospital Discovery Foundation Fellow has witnessed the disease’s impact first-hand and is determined to help and give back to her community.