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Partners Healthcare Biobank Hits Major Milestone

Partners Healthcare created the Partners Biobank to build a library of diverse genetic information that researchers could use to learn and develop more effective treatments to some of life’s most challenging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression.

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Recent Mass General Research Awards and Honors (Part 1)

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements.

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Illuminating Hidden Trauma: The Prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence

Eve Valera, PhD, uses neuroimaging to illuminate the hidden trauma of TBI while studying the impact of TBI on female IPV survivors.

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Weekend Links: Sharks are Afraid of Killer Whales, the Science of Frying Eggs on the Sidewalk , 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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Mass General Researchers Find Genes that Shed Light on the Breakfast Skipping Conundrum

Could there be a genetic component that explains why some people skip breakfast? Does missing the so-called “most important meal of the day” impact overall health?

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Preventing Mental Illness Across the Lifespan: Meet the Team that’s getting it DUNN

Meet Dr. Erin Dunn and her research team, who are dedicated to reducing the burden of depression and other brain health disorders by discovering innovative approaches to prevention.

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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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5 Things To Know: How Where You Live Can Affect Your Heart Health

Does living in a low-income or high-crime neighborhood have a measurable effect on your heart health? Here are five things to know about a recent research study from Massachusetts General Hospital that explored the connections between the two.

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The IBHCRP: Breaking Down the Walls that Separate Physical and Mental Health

What if there was a simple way to help individuals prioritize their emotional health just as much as their physical health? As a clinical psychology intern at Massachusetts General Hospital over a decade ago, Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD, found herself asking this question about the orthopedic surgery patients she was caring for.

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How Miniguts Could Help Solve the Cellular Mysteries of Celiac Disease

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an effective new way to study celiac disease using 3D organ models known as miniguts.

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