Published On August 12, 2016
DOES POT AFFECT THE TEENAGE MIND DIFFERENTLY? Experts from the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at that question. Their groundbreaking partnership with a Massachusetts high school helps them examine how marijuana may affect memory and learning.
And Dana Lewis, a woman with Type 1 diabetes, has come up with a way to reprogram her glucose monitoring devices. She calls her invention the “DIY pancreas system,” and it raises important questions about the role patients can play in medical innovation.
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