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 holiday weekend reading enjoyment:

When love and science double date – coverage of research by Mass General psychiatrists Richard Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds, mentions study led by Mass General investigator Robert Waldinger

Caring for Ms. L. — Overcoming My Fear of Treating Opioid Use Disorder – written by MGH Chelsea Health Center physician Audrey Provenzano

Fecal transplants move into the mainstream to treat difficult infection – features research by Mass General investigator Elizabeth Hohmann

Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don’t Fall Flat on Their Faces

Nature, Meet Nurture

Top illustration by Sophie Blackall

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:

Brain aneurysm survivors share unique support after ruptures – Patients at Mass General Hospital help each other recover from anxiety, isolation

Finding Love in the Mass General Hospital Cafeteria

Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out about Public Issues

It’s not just athletes: Doctors at the Olympics have also worked years to get there

Finding Meaning in Machine Learning

Top illustration by Charlotte Ager

Weekend Links – Science Communication Edition

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We’ve hand-picked a variety of science communication-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment:

Cultivating a new STEM audience: An exercise in communicating science

Frontiers for Young Minds: Science Edited For Kids, By Kids

A journal article in graphic novel form

Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations

Check out our science communication archive for more articles!

Top photo courtesy of PLoS

 

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:

Trump’s doctor says he has ‘incredible genes.’ Will they keep protecting his health? – quotes and features research by MGH physician Sekar Kathiresan and investigator Chris Newton-Cheh

Increased Risk of Diabetes-Related ED Visits With Unstable Housing – Unstable housing is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes-related emergency department visits and hospitalization, according to a study from Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues.

 Unflagging government support paves the long path to Nobel Prize in science

‘Loneliness kills’: Former surgeon general sounds alarm on emotional well being

Scientists Aim to Give AI to Robot Cat That Helps the Elderly

Top photo courtesy of Learning English

Weekend Links

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

Breathalyzers and brain caps: Researchers race to devise a roadside test for driving while high – Researchers at Mass General’s Center for Addiction Medicine are testing out a brain imaging device that could potentially meet the growing need for a Breathalyzer for marijuana.

You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions—your brain creates them – A TED Talk featuring Mass General’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD.

The Gut and the Brain – What is the connection between these two large nerve centers? Mass General’s Braden Kuo, MD, and Kyle Staller, MD, of the Center for Neurointestinal Health, explain.

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

NASA’s Juno Just Took the Most Beautiful Photo of Jupiter We’ve Ever Seen

Top photo courtesy of: NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © PUBLIC DOMAIN

 

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:

This Badass Researcher is Using Brain Mapping to Improve Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Teens – Congratulations to Mass General’s Anastasia Yendiki, PhD, whose research was featured in InStyle Magazine’s Badass Women article series. Dr. Yendiki is developed a brain-mapping tool called TRACULA that helps to decipher white-matter pathways.  She is studying the brain scans of adolescents with depression and anxiety disorders to identify ways in which their white matter structure differs from those of healthy control subjects. Dr. Yendiki, who conducts her research at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, was also named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2017.

Doctor out sick? A substitute physician is no worse for patients’ health – A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School physicians finds that temporary, “locum tenens” physicians provide the same level of care as regular hospital staff.

A Psychological Explanation for Kids’ Love of Dinosaurs

Could this be the first prescription video game? New data show it helps kids with ADHD

The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2017

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:

Kill Switches – Scientists have designed “suicide switches” to ensure that lab-made organisms don’t go rogue

New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats – A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

So much for the abominable snowman – Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bears

Want to challenge your science communication skills? Try writing a haiku! 

A holiday gift guide for all the science lovers on your list

(top photo courtesy of NPR – Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

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:

Crowdsourcing Cancer Research – Researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital will be recruiting attendees at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting next week to help them label tumors from an archive of images from the Cancer Imaging Archive. Once the tumors are identified, the images will help create new machine-learning based tool cancer diagnoses and prognosis.

Looking Back: Mass General and the Coconut Grove Fire – This Proto podcast talks about the role Mass General played in treating victims of the deadly Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in 1942, in which 492 people died. The podcast features the story of a survivor who was treated at Mass General and an interview with surgeon John Schulz on how the fire led to innovations in burn care.

Study finds that 1 in 5 show symptoms of PTSD after cancer diagnosis – Roughly 1 in 5 cancer patients developed post-traumatic stress disorder within six months of their diagnosis—and a small percentage still experienced trauma-related symptoms six months later, according to new research in the journal Cancer. The study was conducted by a research team that included investigators from Boston (the Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and Malaysia.

Science in the House: A Live DJ/VJ experience inspired by particle physics – Check out highlights of a two performances from the Manchester Science Festival that combine electronic dance music with science themed visuals.

Top photo courtesy of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

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)

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A Quick Poster Checklist (From the University of Washington)
University of Texas Poster Review

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