Category: Mass General Research

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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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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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Mass General Research Institute Externship: Sharing Science with Our Schools

This April, the Mass General Research Institute hosted its first-ever “externship,” where BPS teachers could volunteer to be a part of a four-day experience to learn about research at Massachusetts General Hospital and opportunities to get students involved.

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Weekend Links: Real-life Supersuits, Bug Poop Could Be the Secret to Good Sourdough 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 a Better Awareness of How Autism Spectrum Disorder Differs in Women

Are the current clinical guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) weighted too heavily toward male patients? That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers from the Lurie Center for Autism.

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Scientists Find Physical Activity Could Prevent Depression

Researchers from the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Mass General recently published a study in JAMA Psychiatry that set out to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between exercise and depression.

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Mass General Research Roundup for April 2019

Chronic health problems for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, 3D mammography in older women and how oxytocin acts on food receptors in the brain.

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Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl? Study Finds Early Birds Have Lower Rates of Depression

Some people wake up early like clockwork with a chipper attitude and are eager to start the day. Then there those who have a bit of a slower start, but stay up till the wee hours claiming they’re most productive at night. Sound familiar? It turns out those waking habits may be embedded in our genes, […]

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Could Bacterial Changes in the Blood Play a Role in Celiac Disease?

A recent research study from Massachusetts General Hospital points to an intriguing new way to look at celiac disease—by studying its connection to bacterial changes in the blood.

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Five Things to Know: What Causes Night Sweats and How Do You Treat Them?

Two Mass General clinicians were recently featured in an article about the causes of night sweats and how to treat them. Here are five things to know.

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