12/18/2018: Health events in Boston today

Thanks to Fred Hapgood and his thorough list of lectures. As always, double check times, locations and access. Noon.  "Can Machine-Learning Improve Cardiovascular Risk Prediction using Routine Clinical Data?"   Stephen F. Weng.   Countway Library 424.   Details, Registration.   This event will be streamed. 4p.  "The Role of Sex and Gender in Metabolic Health and Function."Deborah Clegg.   … Continue reading 12/18/2018: Health events in Boston today

In Boston, docs to use direct action to #protest the #price of #insulin

11/19 update: Audio from the event. Activist docs argue that people are dying for lack of access to insulin. Tomorrow -- Friday -- the Right Care Alliance will take that complaint to the Sanofi offices in Cambridge. More here from STAT, including a company statement noting that it provides free medications for some low-income, uninsured … Continue reading In Boston, docs to use direct action to #protest the #price of #insulin

#Gawande at Harvard: It’s not about a good #death. It’s about having a good #life along the way. @Ariadnelabs

Surgeon Atul Gawande's sat down with Harvard Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton last week to talk about writing, health care and mortality. He said he is not someone who came naturally to writing. He grew up in a home with academic journals, not  novels, as reading material. But a friend asked him to write … Continue reading #Gawande at Harvard: It’s not about a good #death. It’s about having a good #life along the way. @Ariadnelabs

8/6 Science in the News in the summer in a bar in Somerville

From Science by the Pint Monday, August 6th, 6:30-8:00pm at The Burren (247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144) (directions) Dr. Elma Zaganjor, Ph.D. and Dr. Jessica Spinelli, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scientists Dr. Marcia Haigis’s Lab, Harvard Medical School Fuel for the Fire: How cancer cells alter their metabolism during tumor development (247 Elm St, Somerville, … Continue reading 8/6 Science in the News in the summer in a bar in Somerville

Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

This exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, coming to UMass Medical in the fall: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!  Comics and medicine? LIbrarian Matt Noes explains after a session at Harvard Medical School.@NoetheMatt https://t.co/tAQ8n09Rh7 pic.twitter.com/jdsUQhPJ4Z — Tinker Ready (@tinkerrr) July 24, 2018 A few recommendations from Noes The Bad Doctor  Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: … Continue reading Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

This week: Table talks and midsummer science

It may not be not to late to take in this morning session. If not, they'll do it again next week.  The first talk will be Monday, July 16, 2018, at 10 am, at Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambri dge, Massachusetts, USA. It will include special guest researcher Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s. Bring friends and … Continue reading This week: Table talks and midsummer science

Registration is open for Midsummer Nights’ Science

Four lectures at the Broad in Cambridge. Air conditioning. Food. Word has gotten out so, you need to register. Who gets PTSD and what helps Karestan Koenen Media reports of traumatic events such as sexual assaults, terrorist attacks, and catastrophic disasters have become commonplace. While many people think of post traumatic stress disorder in relation … Continue reading Registration is open for Midsummer Nights’ Science