Category: Infectious Disease Research

Learn more about recent infectious diseases research from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, home to the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

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Mass General Physicians Answer Questions about COVID-19

Two key leaders of Mass General’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic answer questions about the virus’ infectiousness, how long the outbreak could last and much more.

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A Team Effort to Tackle the Daunting Challenges of COVID-19

Researchers and clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital joined with colleagues from the Boston/Cambridge science ecosystem for a Grand Rounds session on March 12 to provide details on an unprecedented team effort to respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Stay Up-to-Date on Mass General’s Coronavirus Response

The situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is changing on a moment-to-moment basis, and we want to make sure you stay informed. Here’s a handy list of resources that will keep you up to date on what’s happening at Mass General from both a clinical and research perspective. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest Updates on massgeneral.org This is […]

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2019 MGRI Image Contest: Meet the Winner and Finalists

The second annual Mass General Research Institute Image Contest produced 46 amazing images from researchers across 15 centers and departments at Mass General. After two weeks of deliberation, the judges have finally selected a winner and eight finalists.

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Study Links Eating Disorders to Childhood Infections

New data from a Mass General researcher highlights a link between the immune system and the onset of eating disorders.

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Flexible Funding Helps Ragon Investigators Identify Key Vulnerability in HIV Virus

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard have used flexible funding and a collaborative approach to identify a key weakness in the HIV virus.

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How Mothers Help Build the Immune Systems of their Children During Pregnancy

To understand more about infant immunity and how to enhance it, a research team led by Galit Alter, PhD investigated how certain antibodies are transferred from mother to child during pregnancy.

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How We Could Slow the Spread of Candida Auris and Other Drug-Resistant Superbugs

While Candida auris may be getting all the headlines recently, the deadly fungus is one of many drug-resistant superbugs that infectious disease specialists have been fighting for years.

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How a Global Partnership Could Save the Lives of Women and Children in Africa

Young women and expecting mothers are one of the most-affected groups, and research has shown that HIV/AIDS can significantly increase the chances of both maternal deaths and still births. One Massachusetts General Hospital Discovery Foundation Fellow has witnessed the disease’s impact first-hand and is determined to help and give back to her community.

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Ensuring Adequate Measles Protection is Key to Stopping Outbreaks in United States

The measles outbreaks in the states of Washington and New York have generated a lot of headlines in recent weeks, but the good news is that measles remains relatively rare in the United States – and that is because most people have been vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, says Emily Hyle, MD, MSc.

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