Recent research and activities at Ragon

Bacterial Communities of Female Genital Tract Have Impact on HIV Risk

Most common bacterial community in healthy South African women may increase presence of T cells targeted by HIV   A team led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard has found that the most common bacterial community in the genital tract among healthy South Africa women […]

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Ragon Celebrates Six Years

May 14

Six years of innovation has not dampened the zeal of the researchers and staff of the Ragon Institute.  Just as at the inception of the Institute in 2009, faculty and staff continue to work tirelessly toward the common goal of  developing a vaccine for HIV and have, in the process, established Ragon as a leading […]

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Ragon Participates in 4th Annual Global Health Expo

For the fourth year in a row, the Ragon Institute International Program participated in the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Expo, sponsored by the Mass General Center for Global Health.   The event was held Wednesday, May 6 at the MGH main campus and over 40 organizations, representing multiple departments and specialties, were on hand […]

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Seeing the Future of African Science

Between 2005 and 2006, an outbreak of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) killed all but one patient at the Church of Scotland Hospital in Tugela Ferry, South Africa. The median survival time following diagnosis was a mere 16 days, and of the patients tested, all were co-infected with HIV. The situation was desperate, the fatality […]

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Irvine To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Darrell J. Irvine, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Irvine was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding […]

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Partnership to Research Human Mucosal Immunology with Immune Profiling System

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ENUM) today announced that the company signed an agreement with the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University as part of Enumeral’s Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Enumeral is developing an advanced, automated prototype […]

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Corleis Awarded Postdoc Recognition Award

Dr. Björn Corleis, postdoctoral fellow at Ragon, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Postdoc Recognition Award by the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).   The MGPA serves the MGH postdoctoral community, providing support for research and career related matters across the hospital. The Postdoc Recognition Award is designed to recognize outstanding postdoctoral […]

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Ragon Faculty Members Receive Milton Award

Ragon faculty members Drs. Alejandro Balaz and Daniel Lingwood have been awarded this year’s prestigious Milton Fund award.   The Harvard University William F. Milton Fund grants often fill gaps in funding. The fund, which is open to Harvard faculty members, funds new and original projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science. […]

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Novel Technology Reveals Immune Responses at the Single Cell Level

Scientists from the Ragon Institute participate in the development of a novel technology to facilitate the study of immune responses at the single cell level.   BOSTON – In a manuscript published this month in Nature Communications, a group of scientists from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and the CHUM Research Center […]

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Walker Honored at Gala Sida Barcelona

Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker was honored at the 5th Annual Gala Sida Barcelona (AIDS Gala) held on November 12 in Barcelona, Spain.   The AIDS Gala is an annual event held by the Fight AIDS Foundation. Established in 1992 by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, the Fight AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization whose main […]

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Celebration of Life 2014

Dec 04

Every November, the Boston Living Center a non-profit community and resource center,  gathers people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate the joy of life. On Tuesday, November 25, the tradition of the Celebration of Life continued at the Hynes Convention Center with more than 700 guests and […]

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World AIDS Day Message From the Director

Today is World AIDS Day, another year has passed, steady progress has been made, and I feel a growing sense of guarded optimism.  Certainly from the standpoint of treatment, a single pill once a day is now reaching almost two thirds of people in need worldwide, and the injectable long duration ART is on the […]

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New Allies in the HIV Fight

This month, the MGH magazine Proto features the work of Dr. Krista Dong and the innovative FRESH Program in South Africa which partners with young women to research the earliest phase of HIV infection.   From the Proto Magazine article:   Nomcebo Msomi is a 22-year-old South African woman with a shy smile. She lives […]

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Walker Recognized Among Brightest Scientific Minds

Who are some of the best and brightest scientific minds of our time?   Multinational mass media and information firm, Thomson/Reuters answered this question by analyzing citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest-impact work.  Of the 32,000 individuals selected, 30 investigators are based at or closely affiliated with […]

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World AIDS Day 2014 Events

Nov 24

World AIDS Day, established in 1988, is held annually on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Please find below a list of local events around Boston.   Getting to Zero […]

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