Weekend Links

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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 of Cuteness and founder of a field of scholarship he calls “cute studies,” to explain.

Sound Awake: “Noisy” Neurons May Repeatedly Disrupt Your Sleep – Study proposes novel sleep theory, but whether it can explain infant death syndrome remains less clear

Can precision medicine do for depression what it’s done for cancer? It won’t be easy – The goal of precision medicine for depression is to pinpoint subtypes of depression, then figure out which treatments have the best chance of success for each particular variant of the disease. Doctors have been treating cancer patients this way for years, but the underlying biology of mental illness is not as well understood.

Science in Pictures: 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now – Fill your feed with fungal pathogens, quantum computing, and high-resolution microscopic images of nanoflowers from the world’s best magazines, journals, and institutions

And a communicating science lesson from NPR’s Joe Palca:

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Research Finds Daily Exercise Can Make for Healthier, Younger Hearts


Mass General Investigators on the Cutting Edge of ALS Research

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