The Red Meat Allergy and Beyond: In-Depth With Thomas Platts-Mills

February 14, 2019 Our Thomas Platts-Mills discovered that tick bites can cause people to become allergic to red meat, a story that has fascinated people around the world. But that’s just one of his many fascinating accomplishments.

More Rare Than a Pink Steak

November 15, 2018

Usually when a news headline is phrased as a question, the answer is “no” or, at best, “maybe.” But the cover of the current issue of C-Ville, Charlottesville’s alternative weekly, features a rare exception. It asks, “Could you be… Read More

What People With the Meat Allergy Need to Know About the Heart Disease Discovery

June 18, 2018

I’ve been getting questions from people who have the meat allergy about our new discovery that links sensitivity to the allergen in red meat with increased buildup of fatty plaques in the arteries of the heart. They’re understandably… Read More

Meat Sensitivity Spread by Ticks Linked to Heart Disease

June 15, 2018

The meat allergy spread by ticks continues to get more interesting — and concerning. A team of our researchers led by Coleen McNamara, MD, has linked sensitivity to the allergen in meat to increased buildup of fatty plaque in… Read More