Science Experiments for Kids

Nitya Jain, PhD, a researcher at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares some of her favorite children’s books about science and suggests some experiments that kids can do after reading the books. Book: What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada Activity: Floating eggs What you need: 2 ...

Mass General Researchers Share Their Science On-screen

From the Wall Street Journal to local TedTalks, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are finding new outlets for sharing their science with the public. Check out just a few recent videos highlighting investigators from Mass General: Twenty Americans die every day waiting for transplants. Now researcher Harald C. Ott, MD, from the Department of Surgery thinks ...

Lab Day Provides Exclusive Look Behind the Scientific Curtain

When you love music, you go to a concert. When you love art, you go to a gallery. But when you love science you can’t just go to a laboratory — or can you? On June 7, six scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital opened their laboratory doors to a group of donors and their friends ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them – A profile of Mass General neurologist and researcher Alice Flaherty Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression – ...

Nursing Research Day Celebrates Advances in Clinical Research and Care

Every year, Nursing Research Day – hosted by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital -provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the inspiring and impactful research being conducted by Mass General nurses. This year, in addition to the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Lecture and Awards ceremony, 45 posters ...

Investigating the Relationship Between MRSA and the Lymphatic System

Dennis Jones, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Edwin L. Steele Labs at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jones won an award for a poster detailing the results of a research study that shows how MRSA infections contribute to recurrences of lymphedema by damaging muscle cells with bacterial toxins. Continue reading to learn more about ...

On the Hunt for New Strategies to Defeat a Killer Fungus

At first glance, Candida auris (C. auris) seems like the fungus equivalent of a comic book supervillain—at least from a human perspective. A new species of infectious fungus that arrived seemingly out of nowhere a decade ago, C. auris is resistant to all known forms of antifungal drugs, and it sticks to surfaces so well that it resists standard ...

Weekend Links — Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Secrets of the Y Chromosome – It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans. We ...

Awards and Honors: June 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Ouri Cohen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, has been honored with ...

Learning Not to Fear: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Improves Fear Extinction

Gunes Sevinc, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Sara Lazar, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her poster recently won an award at Mass General’s Research Fellow Poster Celebration. Continue reading to hear Dr. Sevinc explain her research: Being able to regulate one’s emotions is a critical ...