Science reporter Education: Amherst College, BA in Physics and English; MIT, MS in Science Writing
Carolyn Johnson is a science reporter. She previously covered the business of health, the pharmaceutical industry and the affordability of health care to consumers. Before coming to the Post, she covered science at the Boston Globe.
Honors & Awards:
Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, as part of a team
The treatment can desensitize people with allergies to small amounts of peanuts but carries the risk of side effects. It is expected to be the first in a new wave of treatments for food allergies even though questions remain about how to use the drug.
The London man’s case, cautiously reported in the journal Nature as still too “premature” to be declared a cure, comes a decade after Timothy Brown, known in medical circles as the “Berlin patient,” was cured by a similar stem cell transplant.