Arabs represent about 5% of the world population and are massively underrepresented in genomic studies worldwide, yet minimal efforts have been made to date to understand clinical utility of polygenic scores in this group.
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In his new role, Florez will work collaboratively with leaders at Mass General and MGB to tackle some of the challenges facing the research community, including the current financial crunch.
Research Spotlight: Population Health Impact, Cost-Effectiveness, and Affordability of Community-Based HIV Treatment and Monitoring in South Africa: A Health Economics Modelling Study
A modeling study projects that by 2060, community-based HIV treatment and monitoring averts 28% of HIV-related deaths and 28% of new infections.
Transplant Recipients Experience Limited Protection With Primary COVID-19 Vaccination Series, but Third Dose Boosts Response
For lung and heart transplant recipients, vaccine doses beyond the third dose are likely important for maintaining immunity.
Method will help clinicians monitor and treat critically ill patients.
The discovery could enable the development of laboratory models that are more similar to humans for bacterial infection experiments.
Daily Statin Medication Reduces Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events by More Than One-Third in People Living with HIV
A recent study found that adults with HIV who took a daily statin reduced their risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE) by 35% and their risk of MACE or premature death by 21%.
A recent trial indicates a strong mortality reduction for patients with severe community acquired pneumonia (CAP) who received steroids in addition to antibiotics.
Understanding the link between the gut microbiome and polyp growth opens the door to potential screenings and treatments.
Study Reveals Differences in the Airway Response to Allergens Between People With Allergic Asthma and Those With Allergies but No Asthma
A Mass General-led research team identified cellular and molecular pathways that distinguish asthma from allergy alone.
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