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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

LJI-led team wins top Nucleate honors for virus vaccine development proposal

A San Diego team, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), has won the top prizes in the Nucleate Activator competition. Out of 1,000 initial competitors, the LJI team advanced to the final four teams and swept all the prizes...
25-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can sugar and fat influence immune cell responses?

In a new study, published in Nature Cell Biology, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) explored the location, function, gene expression, and metabolism of MAIT cells in the mouse lung.
23-May-2023 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Even as SARS-CoV-2 mutates, some human antibodies fight back

In a new investigation, scientists from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have shown how antibodies, collected from a clinical study volunteer, bind to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein to neutralize the virus.
25-Apr-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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nPOD honors Estefania Quesada Masachs for type 1 diabetes discoveries

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) Instructor Estefania Quesada Masachs, M.D., Ph.D., has won the 2023 Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes (nPOD). This prestigious award recognizes...
17-Apr-2023 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

We've learned a lot from lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus—now the time has come to fight it

There are no vaccines or therapies available for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection. This pathogen spreads easily and is extremely common in people worldwide.
28-Mar-2023 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New $17 million grant establishes LJI as global hub for immunology data curation and analysis

A new grant of over $17 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has established La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as the leading institute for human immunology data curation, analysis, and dissemination....
14-Feb-2023 1:05 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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