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San Diego Team Wins $ 6.9 Million Grant to Establish PrecISE Network Clinical Center


A team of physicians, scientists and biostatisticians from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and UC San Diego School of Medicine joined forces across institutions to successfully compete for an $6.9 million grant to establish one of only...
6-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy


In 2012, LJI researcher Toshiaki Kawakami, M.D., Ph.D., reported that a small protein aptly named histamine-releasing factor (HRF) played a pro-inflammatory role in asthma. The current paper reports a novel biochemical mechanism governing HRF...
9-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dengue Immunity Can Protect Against Zika Virus


A study by LJI researcher Dr. Sujan Shresta reports that mice rendered immune to dengue show "cross-protection" from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells capable of defending against both viruses. These...
9-Nov-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

No Longer Lost in Translation


Mouse models have advanced our understanding of immune function and disease in many ways but they have failed to account for the natural diversity in human immune responses. As a result, insights gained in the lab may be lost in translation. In...
26-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

San Diego Team Tests Best Delivery Mode for Potential HIV Vaccine


For decades, HIV has successfully evaded all efforts to create an effective vaccine but researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) are steadily inching closer. Their latest study,...
19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tumor Immune Fitness Determines Survival of Lung Cancer Patient


In recent years, immunotherapy, a new form of cancer therapy that rouses the immune system to attack tumor cells, has captivated the public’s imagination. When it works, the results are breathtaking. But more often than not it doesn’t, and...
16-Jun-2017 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

TWEAKing Inflammation


Superficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease....
18-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

LJI Professor Klaus Ley Wins Prestigious National Award


Professor Klaus Ley, M.D., has been selected as this year’s winner of the Eugene M. Landis Award, the Microcirculatory Society’s top honor, in recognition of his pioneering work in vascular biology and microcirculation. The microcirculation...
24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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