Weekend Links


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

Crowdsourcing Cancer Research – Researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital will be recruiting attendees at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting next week to help them label tumors from an archive of images from the Cancer Imaging Archive. Once the tumors are identified, the images will help create new machine-learning based tool cancer diagnoses and prognosis.

Looking Back: Mass General and the Coconut Grove Fire – This Proto podcast talks about the role Mass General played in treating victims of the deadly Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in 1942, in which 492 people died. The podcast features the story of a survivor who was treated at Mass General and an interview with surgeon John Schulz on how the fire led to innovations in burn care.

Study finds that 1 in 5 show symptoms of PTSD after cancer diagnosis – Roughly 1 in 5 cancer patients developed post-traumatic stress disorder within six months of their diagnosis—and a small percentage still experienced trauma-related symptoms six months later, according to new research in the journal Cancer. The study was conducted by a research team that included investigators from Boston (the Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and Malaysia.

Science in the House: A Live DJ/VJ experience inspired by particle physics – Check out highlights of a two performances from the Manchester Science Festival that combine electronic dance music with science themed visuals.

Top photo courtesy of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

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