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LJI launches new global cancer immunology resource

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health has granted over $4.2 million to launch the Cancer Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (CEDAR), led by La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) Professors Alessandro Sette,...
2-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI and Synbal, Inc. partner to develop better COVID-19 models

The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is partnering with Synbal, Inc., a preclinical biotechnology company based in San Diego, CA, to develop multi-gene, humanized mouse models for COVID-19 research. The research at LJI will be led by...
27-May-2021 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A COVID-fighter’s guide to T cells

In a new paper, scientists from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) bring together research findings from COVID-19 researchers around the world. The results are striking: human T cells can target more than 1,400 sites on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
25-May-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape

In a new Cell Reports study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology demonstrate how Ebola virus has found a different way to get things done. The virus encodes only eight proteins but requires dozens of functions in its lifecycle. The new...
14-Apr-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A clue to how some fast-growing tumors hide in plain sight

Viruses churn out genetic material in parts of the cell where it's not supposed to be. Cancer cells do too. A new study shows that a tumor-suppressor enzyme called DAPK3 is an essential component of a multi-protein system that senses misplaced...
22-Mar-2021 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Erica Ollmann Saphire appointed president and CEO of La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., has been appointed President and CEO of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), the Institute announced today. Dr. Saphire will become La Jolla Institute’s fifth president when she formally begins her term on...
16-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI research leads to promising combination therapy for type 1 diabetes

Translational research led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) has resulted in a promising combination therapeutic candidate for adults with recent-onset type 1 diabetes.
9-Mar-2021 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Leinco Technologies, Inc., and La Jolla Institute for Immunology announce license agreement

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), one of the leading research organizations dedicated to studying the immune system announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Leinco Technologies, Inc., a premier developer and manufacturer...
23-Feb-2021 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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