Journal of Immunology

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, research reveals

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome—the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us—during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School ...

Immunology

Novel infection fighter

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious threat to patient lives, especially with the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One drug that may prove helpful in the fight against these infections is monophosphoryl Lipid ...

Immunology

Immune diversity among the KhoeSan population

A new study of the KhoeSan of Southern Africa has improved the understanding of immune diversity among the oldest surviving indigenous population in the world.

Immunology

Disease-fighting antibody production

The influence of environmental cues on the differentiation and function of B cells—white blood cells that produce antibodies as part of humoral immunity—is incompletely understood.

Immunology

Efficient genetic modification of immune cells

A new method enables genes in living T-cells in mice to be modified quickly and efficiently. It makes use of plasmids, a tried-and-tested method of genetic engineering. Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine at the ...

Immunology

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) ...

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