Skin Protectors

Rachael A. Clark, MD, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, and her colleagues have investigated the different populations of T cells that protect human skin, identifying four distinct populations of resident and recirculating memory T cells. They report their findings in the March 18 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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High Salt Diet and Transplant Rejection

Leonardo Riella, MD, PhD, associate physician and assistant director of kidney transplantation, and his colleagues studied the impact of high salt intake on the immune response after transplantation and report evidence that high salt intake may accelerate transplant rejection. The results of their work appear in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Acne Med and Potassium Testing

A research team led by Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA, MPH director of Dermatology Inpatient Service, has found that routine potassium monitoring should no longer be recommended for healthy, young women taking spironolactone to treat hormonal acne. Their findings are published in JAMA Dermatology.

Read more in a BWH press release.

Getting a Pulse on Pulmonary Hypertension

Stephen Chan, MD, PhD, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and colleagues shed light on the biological origin of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the heart. Their findings appear in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Read more in a BWH press brief.