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Thankful for Friends, Family and Science

While many people may be excited about the stuffing and pie, we couldn’t wait to dig up some Thanksgiving-themed science. If you don’t want to get into politics around the table, consider diving into a few of these.

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Tips for a Ghoulishly Good Time

It’s spooky season! Halloween is here and the time has come for trick-or-treaters and kooky costumes. We want everyone to enjoy the fall festivities tonight and be safe doing it, so here are some tips for a ghoulishly good time from the Massachusetts General Hospital Public Affairs Office.

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Celebrating Fourth of July with Science

Fourth of July is a day for celebrating America’s independence, but is also a day for watching fireworks, which would not be possible without science! Read on to learn more about the chemistry of fireworks, their history and a few other interesting science fun facts.

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Guess what? You’re Only 10% Human

From the University of California research blog: Is space really the final frontier or are the greatest mysteries closer to home? Researchers estimate that there are more undiscovered microbes on Earth than stars in the sky. The microbiome is fast becoming an exciting new frontier in human health. That’s because our bodies are made up of […]

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Brain Imaging

Studies Reveal How General Anesthesia’s Brain Effects Differ in Older Adults and Children

Recent Massachusetts General Hospital investigations into the neurobiology underlying the effects of general anesthesia have begun to reveal the ways different anesthetic agents alter specific aspects of the brain’s electrical signals, reflected by EEG (electroencephalogram) signatures.  While those studies have provided information that may lead to improved techniques for monitoring the consciousness of patients receiving […]

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Quote from Dr. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate

It’s important to recognize that despite all the problems we have, this is still a great time to be doing science. There are unbelievable advances being made, and incredible new technologies that allow us to make discoveries that we couldn’t even dream about 20 years ago. So it may be harder in some respects, but […]

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