Tag Archives: immunology
As head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology, Mucida examines how immune cells within the lining of the intestine balance vigilance against invaders with tolerance to harmless foreign proteins. As of September 1, he will become an associate professor. More »
A new cancer treatment called CD40 antibody has yielded disappointing results when tested in clinical trials, failing to mobilize patients’ immune system against tumors the way it was expected to. But a recent study offers clues about how this experimental drug might be optimized to fulfill its potential. More »
Jean-Laurent Casanova is the recipient of the 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. The award recognizes Casanova for discovering that vulnerability to life-threatening infectious illnesses in otherwise healthy children and young adults can arise from single-gene inborn errors. More »
There are currently few treatments for the disease, and those that exist have substantial side effects. A new study reveals a method, involving epigenetic mechanisms, that causes the African sleeping sickness parasite to change into a new state, potentially making it easier for the host immune system to eliminate it. More »
Gabriel Victora, an immunologist who studies the processes by which the immune system refines its response to an infection, will establish the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics in September of 2016 where he will study antibody responses at the levels molecules, cells, and whole organs. More »
In devising a method to readily grow hepatitis C in the laboratory, scientists might have overcome a major hurdle for basic research into the virus and the disease it causes.
By imaging the immune response, researchers have observed how two types of immune cells interact with one another during a critical period following infection in order to prepare the best antibodies and establish long-lasting protection. More »