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Do Lifestyle Factors Such as Stress Affect the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease?

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring the role of lifestyle factors such as stress in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mass General Researcher Explores Links Between Sleep and Disease

Richa Saxena, PhD, a principal investigator for the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is looking at the genetics of sleep and its link to disease. Dr. Saxena is a Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022. What is the most exciting sleep research that you and your team are doing? What’s been most exciting […]

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Brain Stimulation During Sleep Could Help Schizophrenia Patients with Debilitating Memory Deficits

A Mass General research team is investigating if boosting a specific brain activity during sleep can help treat learning and memory deficits in schizophrenia patients.

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Are Genetics the Body’s Natural Alarm Clock? One Mass General Researcher Hopes to Find Out

If you own a white noise machine, sleeping mask or high-tech mattress, you may feel like you’re in control of your sleep. But what if there were factors outside your control that influence how many hours of sleep you get every night? In addition to environmental factors like temperature, noise and light, our genes are […]

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Weekend Links: The Love Lives of Fruit Flies, Why We Fall Prey to Scams, and More

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: The science of Coolsculpting developed by Boston doctor – In recent years, Coolsculpting has become a household name. It’s the procedure that freezes unwanted body fat and it’s being performed in clinics across the country. But the […]

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Snapshot of Science for July 2018

What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: Understanding the biological pathways underlying atrial fibrillation A team led by Patrick Ellinor, MD, PhD, at the Mass General Heart Center conducted a massive genomic analysis for atrial fibrillation (AF) – an irregular and often rapid heart […]

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Studying the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

Anxious people often don’t sleep well and poor sleep is a symptom of many psychiatric disorders, including anxiety.

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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: A Professor of ‘Cute Studies’ Explains Why We Love Babies in Glasses – Why do adults go so nuts over babies wearing glasses? Hear from Tokyo Gakugei University professor Joshua Paul Dale, co-editor of the book The Aesthetics and Affects […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories from Across the Web

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

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Could the Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep Be Found in Our Genes?

It’s the night before a big meeting at work—or a race you’ve been training months for—and you want to do everything you can to get the next day off to a great start. How much sleep do you need to be at your best? For years, the magic number for a good night’s sleep has […]

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