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La Jolla Institute for Immunology Acquires the Carterra LSA Platform to Advance State-of-the-Art Immunological and Infectious Disease Research

Carterra, Inc., the world leader in innovative technologies enabling high-throughput biology, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), a globally recognized non-profit research organization dedicated to understanding the power of the immune...
1-Aug-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Gut Patrol

Cells in the gut send secret messages to the immune system. Thanks to new research from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) scientists, we can finally get a look at what they're saying.
24-Jul-2022 8:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Your Body Remembers Common Cold Coronaviruses From Childhood How Can You Get the Same Immunity to Covid-19?

For a glimpse into the future of SARS-CoV-2 immunity, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) are investigating how the immune system builds its defenses against common cold coronaviruses (CCCs).
21-Jul-2022 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Putting the brakes on "budding" viruses

Paramyxoviruses have the potential to trigger a devastating pandemic. This family of viruses includes measles, Nipah virus, mumps, Newcastle disease and canine distemper. An international team of collaborators has published the first-ever look at a...
17-Jul-2022 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI Scientists Discover Clue to Stopping Lassa Virus Infection

In a new study, researchers show how a critical Lassa virus protein, called polymerase, drives infection by harnessing a cellular protein in human hosts. Their work suggests future therapies could target this interaction to treat patients.
19-Jul-2022 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rethinking the Rabies Vaccine

Rabies virus kills a shocking 59,000 people each year, many of them children. In a new study, researchers from La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Institut Pasteur share a promising path to better vaccine design.
16-Jun-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI scientists publish first head-to-head comparison of four COVID-19 vaccines

"Just understanding the immune responses to these vaccines will help us integrate what is successful into vaccine designs going forward.”
31-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Haywire T Cells Attack Protein In "Bad" Cholesterol

Detecting these T cells may lead to diagnostics to better detect heart disease—and disease severity.
20-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert available to discuss Lassa virus and antibody therapies against the virus

26-Nov-2019 10:40 AM EST

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Dr. Matthias von Herrath named world’s leading type 1 diabetes expert

Dr. Matthias von Herrath, M.D., who founded the Type 1 Diabetes Center at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) has been identified as the world’s top expert in Type 1 Diabetes by Expertscape, an organization that provides tools to quickly and...
12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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