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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: The Neuroscience of Pain – Research is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety. Toll of Twitter Trolls: Study Delves into Social Media’s Link to Depression – If you’ve spent even a flick of time on Facebook, you’re ...

In Case You Missed it: Science Stories from Around the Web

We love good science stories here at the Mass General Research Institute and wanted to share a few of our favorites from other health and science websites. Enjoy! The best and worst analogies for CRISPR, ranked From a knockout punch to an act of God, CRISPR technology has drawn comparisons to a vast array of ...

Weekend Links

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 ...

Weekend Links

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 ...

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PET Theories: New Imaging Tools Offer Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Neurodegeneration

PET scanning is giving Mass General Hospital researchers a whole new view of neurodegenerative diseases, which will hopefully make it easier to diagnose and treat patients for a variety of conditions, including ALS and Parkinson’s disease. LEARN MORE

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Mass General Researchers Use Imaging Tools to Gain Insights into the Physiology of the Trance State

Shamanic rituals that involve entering a trance state have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. But we still know very little about the scientific basis of trances. A team of investigators that included researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General recently conducted MRI scans of 15 shamanic ...