Immunology

Gut cells sound the alarm when parasites invade

To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it's been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder. Knowing more about these early stages of pathogen ...

Immunology

A new approach to study autoimmune diseases

A team of researchers led by the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute Diabetes Center's Scientific Director Decio L. Eizirik, MD, Ph.D., has found that identifying new treatments for autoimmune diseases requires studying ...

Immunology

Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind inflammasome activation driven by infection with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal infection, especially with A. fumigatus, ...

HIV & AIDS

Unique HIV reservoirs in elite controllers

Xu Yu, MD, Ragon group leader, recently published a study entitled "Distinct viral reservoirs in individuals with spontaneous control of HIV-1," in Nature. Yu's lab, in collaboration with Ragon group leaders Mathias Lichterfeld, ...

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