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Leading Infectious Disease Researcher Appointed Inaugural Chief Scientific Officer at Mass Eye and Ear

Michael S. Gilmore, PhD, a renowned microbiologist who has led infectious disease efforts at leading research institutions, has been appointed the first Chief Scientific Officer at Mass Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham,...
6-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Identifies 127 Glaucoma Genes in Largest Study of Its Kind

In the largest genome-wide association study of glaucoma to date, an international team of researchers compared the genes of 34,179 people with the disease to 349,321 control subjects. They identified 127 genes linked to glaucoma, including 44 new...
22-Feb-2021 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

AAVCOVID Releases Preclinical Data on Single-Dose, Room Temperature-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine Supported by New Funding

The AAVCOVID vaccine program, a novel gene-based vaccine strategy that utilizes an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector, was granted an award for up to $2.1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In data released in preprint, two AAVCOVID...
27-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Head and Neck Imaging Expert Appointed Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear

Dr. Mary Beth Cunnane, a radiologist who specializes in the imaging of patients with diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and head and neck, has been appointed Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear in Boston.
20-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Not Needed After Most Sinus Surgeries According to Randomized Controlled Trial

A new randomized controlled trial has found antibiotics are not necessary after routine sinus surgery for preventing infection and optimizing patient outcomes.
6-Jan-2021 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss, Eye Damage From Glaucoma in Mice

Proof-of-concept study represents first successful attempt to reverse the aging clock in animals through epigenetic reprogramming.
1-Dec-2020 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mass Eye and Ear Experts Urge Food and Drug Administration to Allow Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Devices

Hearing experts advocate in The New England Journal of Medicine for the FDA to implement the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. The FDA missed the deadline to release the much-anticipated regulations on August 18, 2020
18-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mass Eye and Ear Capital Campaign Concludes with $252 Million Raised to Advance Research and Patient Care

Mass Eye and Ear is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its historic campaign, “Bold Science. Life-Changing Cures.” which raised $252M from philanthropy to advance research to treat and cure diseases of vision, hearing, and the head...
29-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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