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LJI Scientists Discover Molecular Mechanism for Generating Specific Antibody Responses to Pathogens

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LA JOLLA, CA—Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells), a rare type of T cells, are indispensible for the maturation of antibody-producing B cells. They promote the proliferation of B cells that produce highly selective antibodies against invading...
2-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Findings in Humans Provide Encouraging Foundation for Upcoming AIDS Vaccine Clinical Trial

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Some people infected with HIV naturally produce antibodies that effectively neutralize many strains of the rapidly mutating virus, and scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of inducing such “broadly neutralizing” antibodies that...
23-Mar-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

La Jolla Institute Receives $5 Million Gift From Pfizer

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) has received a $5 million gift, which will help establish the Mission Support for Cancer Immunology and Oncology Research, the Institute announced today. The gift has been made by Pfizer Inc., one...
25-Feb-2016 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sharpin Emerges From the Pack as a Regulator of Inflammation

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It is normal—in fact necessary—for our immune system to occasionally fly into an inflammatory rage to defend the host (us) against pathogens or even tumor cells. Problems arise when the rage persists or is re-directed against one’s self, as...
2-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Indicates Why Children Are Likelier to Develop Food Allergies

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An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. These are non-trivial concerns, as food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal anaphylactic shock. The...
25-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Team Receives $18 Million Consortium Grant

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The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) is pleased to announce that an international team led by LJI investigator Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., is one of four recipients of a Human Immune Profiling Consortium (HIPC) grant in 2015. With...
17-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

HardTech Labs, La Jolla Institute Partner to Develop Health and Wellness Technology

HardTech Labs LLC (HTL) has partnered with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) to establish a joint venture, HTL Life, that will converge HTL’s existing focus on software and hardware with LJI’s expertise in life sciences to...
10-Dec-2015 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

TET Proteins Help Maintain Genome Integrity

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Members of the TET (short for ten-eleven translocation) family have been known to function as tumor suppressors for many years, but how they keep a lid on the uncontrolled cell proliferation of cancer cells had remained uncertain. Now, researchers...
9-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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