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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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Could Folic Acid Help Reduce the Rates of Autism and Schizophrenia?

Folate levels have, once again, become an area of interest for a Massachusetts General Hospital -based research team after finding that increased in utero folic acid exposure is associated with changes in brain development later in life that could reduce the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia.

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Mass General researcher finds that earlier palliative care improves patient quality of life in serious illnesses

Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: 1. Palliative care is a treatment designed to provide […]

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Celebrating Mass General’s Remarkable Research Staff

Both sides of the Bulfinch Tents at Massachusetts General Hospital were bustling May 24 at the annual Research Staff Appreciation Day event. More than 2,000 research staff members – including lab technicians, research coordinators and technologists – were invited to enjoy a picnic-style lunch, ice cream and raffles for tickets to the Museum of Science. Bowls […]

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Weekend Links

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 […]

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Research Your Resolution: Take a Slow and Steady Approach to Losing Weight

Emily Feig, PhD, is a clinical research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Feig recently published the results of a study she conducted as a doctoral student at Drexel University showing that individuals who maintained a steady rate of losing weight during the first few months of a behavioral weight […]

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Research Your Resolution: Use Food Placement to Set Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success

Do you have goals for improving your health in the New Year? This month, investigators from the Mass General Research Institute are discussing the science behind some common New Year’s resolutions, and offering tips and advice based on their research into exercise, diet, healthy aging, heart health, and much more. Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH, is […]

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Weekend Links

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 […]

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Harvard Catalyst – A Great Resource for Researchers

Established in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of the University, Harvard Catalyst is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science […]

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