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Researchers Find Immune Cells in the Gut May Affect the Speed of Your Metabolism

Researchers from Mass General recently published a study in Nature that found how certain immune cells in the gut could regulate metabolism and possibly contribute to diseases like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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A Snapshot of Science at Mass General: Zebrafish, Steroid Replacements, and Much More

We wanted to share some recent Mass General research that has been published in high impact, top-tier journals. This is just a small snapshot of the incredible research that takes place at Mass General each day — there’s lots more to find at massgeneral.org/research/news! Exploring the Formation of the Aorta in Zebrafish Summary submitted by […]

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Microfabricated Device Developed at Mass General Allows Evaluation of the Efficacy, Toxicity of Drugs Metabolized Through the Liver

A team of researchers from the Mass General Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM) has developed a new microfabricated device that simplifies the process of testing so-called “pro-drugs” for toxic side effects. A pro-drug is one that is administered in an inactive form and then transformed into an active drug via metabolism in the liver. […]

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