Category: immunology

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: An On-the-Go Test For Food Allergies

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. November 2017: Pocket-Sized Device Provides Food Allergy Sufferers with Life-Saving Tableside Lab Results If you’re among the 50 million Americans with a […]

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Celebrity Patients Bring Lupus into The Headlines, But Much Remains Unknown

This September, actress and singer Selena Gomez announced on Instagram that she underwent a kidney transplant as part of her treatment for lupus, an autoimmune disease in which a body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissues and organs. Gomez and other celebrities such as Nick Cannon, Toni Braxton and Seal have publicly spoken […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Amy Tsurumi

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of our amazing Mass General postdocs to highlight their research and what inspires them. Our fourth and final featured postdoc this year is Amy Tsurumi, PhD, a research fellow in the Rahme Lab. Where did you get your PhD from? […]

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Meet a Mass General Postdoc: Robert Lochhead

This week is National Postdoc Appreciation Week, a time to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to the research community. In celebration, all this week we’ll be sharing profiles of just a few of the amazing postdocs here at Mass General to highlight their research and what inspires them. First, we’d like to introduce […]

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Evaluating the Impact of Cutbacks to HIV Programs in Resource-Limited Nations

Proposed reductions in U.S. foreign aid would have a devastating impact on HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries receiving such aid, an international team of investigators reports. In their paper published online in Annals of Internal Medicine, the team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Yale School of Public Health describes […]

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Adhering to Treatment During Adolescence Keeps HIV-Positive Youth on Healthier Track

As HIV therapies have improved in recent decades, we are now seeing the first generation of youth who were born with the disease, or acquired it shortly after birth, live to adulthood.

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Are You Actually Allergic to Penicillin? Researchers Find New Methods to Confirm Antibiotic Allergies

First let’s define a few key words: Penicillin: Penicillin is an antibiotic treatment that is effective at getting rid of common bacterial infections and treat skin, ear, sinus and upper respiratory tract infections. Cephalosporin and Amoxicillin: Antibiotics similar to penicillin. What’s the issue researchers wanted to address? “10 to 15 percent of hospitalized patients have […]

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Five Things To Know: New Therapy for Dangerous Swelling Disorder

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology recently came out with a study published in New England Journal of Medicine. Here are five things to know: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare but serious condition passed down through families. HAE affects the blood vessels and is caused by a low level or improper function of […]

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