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LJI scientists harness 'helper' T cells to treat tumors

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) scientists have published a pair of studies that show how we might harness CD4+ T cells while boosting the cancer-fighting power of CD8+ "killer" T cells.
31-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New LJI research has major implications for controlling T cell activity

According to new research in the journal Immunity, T cells have a nuclear receptor doing something very odd—but very important—to help them fight pathogens and destroy cancer cells.
18-Aug-2023 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new look inside Ebola's "viral factories"

The study, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), reveals the inner workings of viral factories, clusters of viral proteins and genomes that form in host cells.
9-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LJI and Kyowa Kirin launch immunology fellowship program

Support for early career researchers is about to get a major boost, thanks to a new fellowship fund established by leaders at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Japan-based global pharmaceutical corporation, Kyowa Kirin, Inc.
27-Jul-2023 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Asymptomatic infections may underlie recent rise in whooping cough

In a new study, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) compared the immune response of individuals who received older versus newer versions of the whooping cough vaccine. The unexpected findings may help explain the recent rise in...
26-Jul-2023 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New algorithm may fuel vaccine development

Immune system researchers have designed a computational tool to boost pandemic preparedness. Scientists can use this new algorithm to compare data from vastly different experiments and better predict how individuals may respond to disease.
25-Jul-2023 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Family resemblance: How T cells could fight many coronaviruses at once

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology show that T cells can recognize several different viral targets, called "antigens," shared between most coronaviruses, including common cold coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2. They also looked more...
1-Jun-2023 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Computational biologist Tal Einav joins LJI faculty

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is pleased to welcome biophysicist and immune system researcher Tal Einav, Ph.D., to the Institute’s faculty. His laboratory at LJI will develop new tools in computational biology and shed light on how human...
31-May-2023 12:00 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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