Weekend Links

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Photo credit: Rinee Shah

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

Cancer Researcher Teamed Up With Superheroes – A new cancer awareness campaign by American Airlines features Mass General’s Marcela Maus, MD, PhD, along with other researchers and airlines staff who either have fought cancer or are still doing so.

Reframing ‘Mommy Brain’ – Rather than laugh off the lapses in memory that many mothers experience, what if pregnancy was actually changing the brain on a physical, cellular level?

How Bill Nye Saves the World Takes the Intimidation Factor Out of Science – How Bill Nye’s Netflix show is making science accessible to laypersons.

My Adventures with the Trip Doctors – The researchers and renegades bringing psychedelic drugs into the mental health mainstream.

Headline vs. study: Sometimes fishy, sometimes pulling a rabbit out of a hat – Take a look at some recent news stories and releases and see if the headlines and the content are in sync.

Talk Nerdy Podcast – This episode of Talk Nerdy features science communicator and Ph.D. student Samantha Yammine. They discuss the importance of the public dissemination of science, the special role social media has to play, and the difficulties facing some science communicators within their own institutions.

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