Recent research and activities at Ragon

Third Annual Biostatistics Course Held in South Africa

The KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) hosted its third Interactive Biostatistics Course in Durban, South Africa.   39 scientists participated in the course at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) which was opened up to scientists from Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana and Cameroon.  Travel scholarships for these students was […]

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New Findings Show Strikingly Early Seeding of HIV Viral Reservoir

The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral drugs. Very little has been known about when and where the viral reservoir is established during acute HIV-1 infection, or the extent […]

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Employee Highlight: Oluwaseun Ogunbodede

The expressed goal of the Ragon Insitute is lofty: to harness the immune system to prevent and cure human disease. But behind every principal investigator publishing a new finding is a team of support staff enabling their research. In the offices, administrative assistants, regulatory staff, and grant administrators manage the office, monitor funding, and ensure […]

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Makadzange Opens New Lab in Zimbabwe

A new Ragon Institute-associated lab has been recently opened at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. The goal of the lab is to facilitate translational research in Africa by encouraging clinicians and scientists to work together to identify critical research questions based on clinical observations and identify solutions in the lab.   The laboratory was […]

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Study Finds How Protein Blocks HIV Life Cycle in Elite Controllers

Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard have learned more about one way the immune systems of elite controllers – those rare individuals able to control HIV infection without drug treatment – block a key step in the virus’s life cycle. In a paper appearing in Cell […]

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Upcoming events:

  • Sep 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Ragon seminar: Georg Lauer

    Venue: Ragon Institute, Mark & Lisa Schwartz Auditorium (400 Technology Square, Room 146)

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