Category Archives: featured post

A shot in the arm for vaccine research

Ragon Institute harnesses new knowledge about HIV to reinvent immunology   Mary Todd Bergman | Harvard Correspondent   Originally posted on The Harvard Gazette, September 19, 2019   With a promising HIV vaccine already in clinical trials, and research revealing how some people can naturally control HIV without medications, the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, […]

Read more
2017 AIDS Vaccine Awareness Day

Today– May 18th, 2017– is the 20th annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.  It is a day to raise awareness for the need for a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.  It is also a day to recognize and thank the thousands of HIV vaccine clinical trial volunteers, researchers, health professionals, and activists who work together toward this goal. […]

Read more
Beaches, Barbeques, and… HIV Research?

It’s a quintessential summer day—92 degrees and sunny without a cloud in the sky—but instead of heading to the beach, this group of motivated students is headed to Technology Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to work in a lab at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and Harvard.   No small feat, the highly […]

Read more
Fifty Years Ago Physicians Stopped Doing Research and Nobody Noticed

For millennia physicians have cured the sick and treated the ill, oftentimes experimenting on their patients and developing new medical treatments. However, for the past fifty years a dichotomy has been forming between the role of physicians who treat patients and researchers who pioneer new therapies.   A 2013 study by the Journal of the […]

Read more
Facundo Batista Joins Ragon Leadership

The Ragon Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Facundo D. Batista has joined the faculty.  Dr. Batista joins Ragon faculty members and collaborators in pursuit of the development of an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine.   Dr. Batista is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of B cell activation, high-resolution imaging and in vivo microscopy. […]

Read more
2014 Ragon Institute Annual Report

The 2014 Ragon Institute Annual Report is now available to view online or download! Learn about the Ragon Institute’s top accomplishments during the year.   2014 Ragon Institute Annual Report [With the interactive plugin above, you can use the menu bar to share, download as a PDF, or expand to full screen.]   If you […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
The Ragon Institute 2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Ragon Institute Annual Report is now available to view online or download! Learn about the Institute accomplishments during its fifth year!   2013 Ragon Institute Annual Report   [With the interactive plugin above, you can use the menu bar to share, download as a PDF, or expand to full screen.]   If you […]

Read more
Newsletter Vol 9: Ragon Institute Nears Completion of New Office and Lab Space

For the past year, Ragon Institute faculty and staff have anticipated the completion of the renovation of five floors of research space at 400 Technology Square, Cambridge. Over the past few months considerable progress has been made, from cutting a hole in three floors to create a dramatic open staircase, to final painting and decorating […]

Read more