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Joseph B. El-Khoury, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-3906
Departments
Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, American University of Beirut
Residency, Beth Israel Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Arabic
French
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Mass. General study identifies genes uniquely expressed by the brain's immune cells

MGH investigators have identified a group of genes used by the brain's immune cells – called microglia – to sense pathogenics, toxins or damaged cells that require their response. Identifying these genes should lead to better understanding of the role of microglia in normal brains and in neurodegenerative disorders.

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55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3906
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