Tag Archives: Research

Research Confirms That Masks Effectively Block Airborne Particles

Research confirms that surgical masks effectively reduce outgoing airborne particles from talking or coughing, even after allowing for leakage around the sides of the mask. Using masks as well as other face coverings can reduce the flow of airborne particles that are made during breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing, protecting other people from viruses carried… Read More »

Research Says These Specific Facial Expressions Mean Someone Is Definitely Interested In You, So…

Today in news-that’s-not-really news: Science officially confirms flirting works. (Science = a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kansas). But actually, there’s more to the okay/duh/obvious results. In addition to confirming that flirting is definitely A Thing and aids in showing romantic interest in someone, that same research, now published in the Journal… Read More »

Trump Ethics Panel Urges Rejection of Fetal Tissue Research

WASHINGTON — A new federal ethics advisory board created to evaluate scientific research involving fetal tissue has advised the Trump administration to reject funding for nearly every proposal it considered — a de facto government ban on the work. In a report issued on Tuesday, the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, established in… Read More »

Lee S. Cohen, MD Wins Prestigious Vivian Pinn Research Award

At the Women’s Health 2020 conference in June,  Lee Cohen, MD, the director of the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health, was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Vivian Pinn Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Health and delivered the Vivian Pinn Research Keynote Lecture at the conference:  Perinatal Psychiatry: Lessons Learned over Two… Read More »