Burn Center News

Learn more about news and developments at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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    Research Roundup November 2019

    Research Roundup November 2019. Research Roundup November 2019. Genetic study points to new strategies to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease Some people who carry gene mutations known to cause early onset Alzheimer’s disease do not show

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    Mass General performs first application of genetically modified, live-cell, pig skin to a human wound

    Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) announced today they have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure of a burn wound. Through an FDA-cleared phase one clinical trial led by surgeon Jeremy Goverman, MD, of the MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Service, this procedure marks the first-time pig tissue derived from an animal with gene edits has been transplanted directly onto a human wound.

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    Patient Story: Carolyn - Massachusetts General Hospital

    After many years of sun exposure, Carolyn S. suffered from sunspots and age spots. She shares her experience with Jeremy Goverman, MD, and specialists at the Burn Division at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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