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How Miniguts Could Help Solve the Cellular Mysteries of Celiac Disease

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an effective new way to study celiac disease using 3D organ models known as miniguts.

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A Few Lessons Learned on Imposter Syndrome from Dr. Valerie Young

Have you ever felt like you are the least qualified person in the room who somehow managed to fool everyone into thinking you belong there? If so, you’re not alone, and this feeling is actually a well-known psychological phenomenon called imposter syndrome.

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Five Things to Know About the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, usually referred to simply as the Martinos Center, is one of the world’s premier imaging centers, and is the result of a partnership between Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.  A few weeks ago, the Martinos Center held an open house to allow people to learn more […]

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Why Climate Change Could Be Our Greatest Public Health Threat and Our Greatest Opportunity

By shifting the discussion from polar bears to pollen, Mass General researcher Renee Salas is working to raise awareness of the local impacts of climate change.

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Buckner’s Death Puts New Focus on Lewy Body Dementia—A Relatively Unknown but Surprisingly Prevalent Disease

The recent death of former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner has once again raised the public profile of Lewy body dementia (LBD), a common but still frequently misdiagnosed form of neurodegenerative disease. LBD, which affects more than 1.3 million people in the United States, surged into the public spotlight in 2016 when Susan Schneider […]

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Weekend Links: the Birth of Sesame Street, an Algorithm that Predicts Hollywood Success, the Limits to Human Endurance 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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Nutritional Psychiatry: Mental Health from a Nutrition and Lifestyle Perspective

Most people have heard the expression “you are what you eat” and think about how what they eat affects their physical health, but could food be affecting mental health too?

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How We Could Slow the Spread of Candida Auris and Other Drug-Resistant Superbugs

While Candida auris may be getting all the headlines recently, the deadly fungus is one of many drug-resistant superbugs that infectious disease specialists have been fighting for years.

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Weekend Links: Tidying Up Is Good for Your Brain, What Scientists Learned When They Strapped Video Cameras to Cats 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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Study Finds A Connection Between What You Buy for Lunch at Work and Your Health

Sometimes making your lunch seems like a hassle, so buying a slice of pizza or a sandwich can be an easy solution. But those purchases can add up after a while and have the potential to affect not only your wallet, but your health as well.

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