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No Longer Lost in Translation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

LJI Research Lab Wins Best Academic Research Team Award

Dr. Alessandro Sette’s team at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has been named Best Academic Research Team as part of the 10th Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards at this year’s World Vaccine Congress 2017 held in Washington. The ViE...
14-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Molecular Underpinnings of T Cell Exhaustion

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One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumor or infection site can render them useless to...
14-Mar-2017 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue Virus Shapes Zika-Specific T Cell Response

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Although Zika and dengue are considered different virus “species,” they are so closely related that the immune system treats Zika just like another version of dengue, report researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Their...
10-Mar-2017 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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