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Mass General Research Roundup for May 2019

Experiencing adverse events at a young age may increase risk of mental health disorder, evaluating the price of skincare products for women and a new model for cancer treatments.

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Five Things to Know: Nature Article Advocates for Open Data Sharing in Science

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:

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Weekend Links: Tweaking a Gene with CRISPR Reversed the Spiral of a Snail Shell, Escaped Pet Parrots Are Doing Great in the Wild and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Why We Need More Diversity in Genetics Research

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.

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Could This Short Question Help Women at Risk for Intimate Partner Violence?

Mass General researchers were able to identify women at risk for intimate partner violence by adding a screening question to mammography intake forms.

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Weekend Links: The History of Dragons, the Miracles of Penguin Poop, the Complexities of Scallop Eyes and More

Bored and Lonely? Blame Your Phone. Sean Illing writing for Vox Most people assume social media is making us more narcissistic, more compulsive, and lonelier. But is that really true? In Antarctica, Where Penguins Poop, Life Blooms Lacy Schley writing for Discover Blog Penguins love company — some colonies of the flightless bird boast numbers […]

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How Changing Laws on Cannabis are Impacting Pediatric Patient Visits to the Emergency Room

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.

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Ladies: If Your Moisturizers Seem Overpriced, It’s Because They Probably Are, Science Finds

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?

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Weekend Links: The Quest for the Color Blue, an Antidote for One of the World’s Most Venomous Creatures and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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How a Global Partnership Could Save the Lives of Women and Children in Africa

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.

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