Weekend Links


Illustration by Kathleen M.G. Howlett – provided by the Harvard Gazette

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment:

When science meets mindfulness – Mass General researchers study how mindfulness-based approaches can help treat depressed patients.

Scientists Push Plan To Change How Researchers Define Alzheimer’s – An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way of looking at Alzheimer’s.

Tumors and Transformations – An impactful article recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine written by a a clinician in Pennsylvania.

A giant gorilla and a winged wolf: Does ‘Rampage’ get the science of CRISPR right? – Could CRISPR create monster animals? STAT reviews ‘Rampage’

Do Men Think They’re Better at Science Than Women Do? Well, Actually … – It’s no secret that men are overrepresented in certain technical disciplines. So is their self-confidence, a new study suggests. The study found that male egos eclipse those of women among students asked to compare themselves with their classmates.


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