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Research Shows Ketamine Could Be an Answer for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Generally speaking, most people today either know someone dealing with depression, or have struggled with depression themselves.  While many individuals can be successfully treated by a combination of medication or talk therapy, there are some who continue to experience symptoms after trying several treatments. Recent research has highlighted ketamine as a potential treatment for treatment-resistant […]

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How We Talk to Children About Obesity Can Make a Big Difference

Obesity has become one of the most talked-about health issues but, ironically, we still haven’t mastered how to talk about it yet. With all the stigma surrounding the words like fat and obese, discussing weight issues can be tough for both people experiencing it, and physicians trying to address it. Medical experts say stigma can […]

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Weekend Links: Beer Prices Could Change with the Climate, Cartoons for Cancer and More

Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says Bill Chappell writing for NPR The price of beer could rise sharply this century, and it has nothing to do with trends in craft brewing. Instead, a new study says beer prices could double, on average, because of the price of malted barley, a key […]

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Mass General Research Awards and Honors: September 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. Continue reading to hear from a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Erin C. Dunn, ScD, MPH, of the Center for Genomic Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry, has received […]

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Not All E-Cigarettes are the Same: What Parents Need to Know

You have probably seen a futuristic-looking hunk of metal clutched in the hands of a passing stranger, followed by seemingly endless, thick clouds of sweet-smelling smoke. E-cigarette. E cig. Mod. Tank system. Vape pen. E-hookah. All of them are names for cigarettes’ flavored and more modern new competitor that has become incredibly popular with adolescents. […]

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Weekend Links: Developments in Mind Control, How Hugs Help with Conflict and More

This is the Very Fattest Bear in Katmai National Park Brian Resnick writing for Vox Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska wanted the public to weigh in on a very important question: Which of the park’s fat brown bears has gotten the fattest after a summer of nearly nonstop gorging on salmon? Was it […]

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Recent Research Collaborations with Industry

Industry-academia collaborations are key for the development of new medical technologies and drugs that can provide better care for our patients. The Mass General Research Institute recognizes the importance of these relationships in moving healthcare forward  and has increased its efforts to work collaboratively with industry. This has led to an 18% increase in industry-sponsored research […]

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Could a Light-Based Treatment be the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and other Brain Disorders?

Can a light-based treatment called photobiomodulation help to treat degenerative brain diseases?

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Weekend Links: An Inside Look at the Museum of Disgusting Food, Replacing Human Organs with Chip Technology and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a look at some of our favorite science stories from across the web!

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ResQFoam Study Seeks Feedback on Clinical Trial for Trauma Patients

The REVIVE clinical trial team is seeking feedback from the public on their study testing the use of RESQFOAM in severely injured trauma patients.

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