Weekend Links

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

A New Study Finds Good News About Treating Addiction – Dr. John Kelly of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital talks about his new study and says there’s some good news when it comes to treating addiction.

‘Null’ Research Findings Aren’t Empty of Meaning. Let’s Publish Them – op-ed written by Mass General investigator and physician Anupam Jena, MD, PhD.

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

15 Really Good Things Happening in Science Right Now

How to Write Science Stories (Volume 1: Story Structure) 

Up-Goer Five Challenge: Explain Your Research Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words

(top photo courtesy of STAT) 

Weekend Links

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

Rebranding placebos: Harnessing the power of sham therapies for real healing might require a new lexicon

Researchers produce the first draft cell atlas of the small intestine

‘Extraordinary’ tale: Stem cells heal a young boy’s lethal skin disease

Decisions, Decisions: The Neuroscience of How We Choose (Science Weekly podcast)

Are you preparing a research poster?
A Quick Poster Checklist (From the University of Washington)
University of Texas Poster Review

Top photo courtesy of Knowable Magazine (CREDIT: TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE [CC BY-ND])

Weekend Links

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

Creative Minds: A New Way to Look at Cancer

Better Patient-Provider Communication Needed for Obesity Care

Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

6 Speaking Tips for Scientists and Engineers (editor’s note: Melissa Marshall, featured in this article, recently spoke to Mass General clinicians about how to effectively present scientific work. We were so impressed by her talk that we wanted to introduce her to our readers) 

Looking for a great book for the young scientist in your life? The long list of 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize winners for Excellence in Science Books has been released. Prizes are awarded each year in the following categories:

  • Children’s Science Picture Books
  • Middle Grade Science Books
  • Young Adult Science Books
  • Hands on Science Books

See the full list here

 

Top photo: courtesy of Tim Lahan, MIT Technology Review

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

For Some, Cutting-Edge ‘CAR-T’ Treatment Unleashes ‘Pac-Man’ Cells Against Blood Cancer

Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth

Why Precision Research May Lead To Blockbuster, Not Customized, Medicines

Mass. General Dilemma: Separate Conjoined Twins To Save One, Or Let Both Die?

Step Inside the Mind of the Young Stephen Hawking as His PhD Thesis Goes Online for First Time

Amazing Images From 2017 Photomicrography Competition

(top image: Immortalized human skin cells – 1st place winner of the 2017 Nikon Small World Contest [Source: Nikon Small World])

 

Weekend Research Links

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

Everyday bumps injured her joints, but finding the reason took half a century (STAT article written by Mass General physician Allison Bond)

Just ‘baby blues’ or postpartum depression? New app screens new mothers

This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries

TED Radio Hour: Citizen Science – TED speakers share how ordinary citizens are helping make groundbreaking discoveries in scientific research

And if you missed HUBweek, here’s a quick glimpse at last week’s takeover of City Hall Plaza:

 

(top photo courtesy of NPR – golubovy/Getty Images/iStockphoto)