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Sydney Ramirez receives prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award

"As an infectious diseases clinician, I've always been focused on research into pathogen-host interactions. We need to know why some people get sicker than others."
20-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New research points to 'stem-like' T cells as culprits in ulcerative colitis

The researchers hope to one day target this T cell population via drug therapy. "These cells may be a very important target for treating ulcerative colitis and perhaps other autoimmune diseases..."
18-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI scientists develop new method to match genes to their molecular ‘switches’

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have developed a new computational method for linking molecular marks on our DNA to gene activity. Their work may help researchers connect genes to the molecular “switches”...
3-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How COVID-19 'breakthrough' infections alter your immune cells

Repeated vaccination and infection leads T cells and B cells to build an "immunity wall"
24-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI scientist Alison Tarke honored by Italian government

“Alison’s research has been very, very impactful, and her efforts have catalyzed a cultural exchange between the United State and Italy."
7-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers reveal how protein modifications power T cells

This method is a major leap forward for scientists investigating how proteins do their jobs in the immune system. “This method basically creates an entire new kind of world of experiments that people can do..."
29-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI home to new "Center of Excellence"

The Institute's Flow Cytometry Core, which provides cutting-edge research services, has been named a BD Biosciences "Center of Excellence." Along with this distinction, the LJI Flow Core has brought in a sophisticated instrument for immune cell...
17-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vac to the future

“We are hoping to use this competition not just as a way to examine the capacity of people to predict vaccination outcomes, but also as a way to address an important public health question,” says Peters.
14-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT 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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