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Weekend Links: Why Older People Hate New Music, Real-Life Zombies, the Tallest Known Tree and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants

For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.

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How a Medical Mystery Launched a New Avenue of Osteoporosis Research

Bone health specialists typically spend their time trying to figure how to slow or stop the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. What if they could find a new way to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue instead?

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Postdoc Profile: Bragi Sveinsson, PhD

Bragi Sveinsson, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Low-Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory, led by Matthew Rosen, PhD, at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

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Postdoc Profile: Risa Burr, PhD

Risa Burr, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow conducting cancer research in the Haber/Maheswaran laboratory at the Mass General Center for Cancer Research. She is focused on cell-to-cell communication between normal cells and cancer cells to learn more about how cancer is able to spread.

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Postdoc Profile: Ruben Oganesyan, MD

In recognition of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we’re recognizing some of the talented postdoctoral researchers who make invaluable contributions to science and medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital every day.

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Mass General Celebrates its Second-Annual Neuroscience Day

The second annual Neuroscience Day took place under the Bulfinch tent earlier this month, with a series of speakers, research presentations and an electronic poster session highlighting recent advances.

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Research Roundup for September: Lab on a Chip for Liver Disease, New Insights in Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis

Research Roundup is a monthly column summarizing recent research advances from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Science Saturdays: How to Be a Better Speaker, What to Expect As A Science Writer, and More

Science Saturdays are an occasional series of helpful articles and resources for the academic research community and anyone else who loves science, curated by your friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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How A Small Fish Could Make a Big Difference in the Future of Cancer Research

Mass General researchers have created a new zebrafish model that could vastly improve our ability to model cancer growth and test new treatments.

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