Skip to main content

Your search for “Immune System” returned 430 results

Study Reveals New Role for Hippo Pathway in Suppressing Cancer Immunity

December 1, 2016

Previous studies identified the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2 as a tumor suppressor, but new research led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists reveals a surprising role for these enzymes in subduing cancer immunity. The findings could have a clinical role in improving efficiency of immunotherapy drugs.

Study Provides Hope for Some Human Stem Cell Therapies

August 20, 2015

…various types of functional cells with different fates of immune rejection.

Biologists Discover Solution to Problem Limiting Development of Human Stem Cell Therapies

January 2, 2014

…could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies. Their discovery may also provide scientists with a better understanding of how tumors evade the human immune system when they spread throughout…

Researchers Find an Immune System ‘Trip Wire’ That Detects COVID-19

June 8, 2023

Biologists have identified a previously unknown way that our immune system detects viruses. The immune protein CARD8 acts as a trip wire to detect a range of viruses, including the virus that causes COVID. They also found that CARD8 functions differently among species and varies between humans.

For Transplant Patients, COVID-19 Vaccination Presents a Different Uncertainty

July 1, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego Health have launched a pair of clinical trials to study the immune response of COVID-19 vaccinated transplant recipients of bone marrow and solid organs, such as the heart, lung, liver and kidney.

Immune System Sets ‘Tripwire’ to Protect against Viruses

January 28, 2021

A new study by UC San Diego biologists has revealed insights on the intricate, adaptive mechanisms of a protective system employed by the cells of mammalian immune systems. These defenses have evolved to set a type of tripwire that produces an immune response against attack from viruses.

We Need a Staph Vaccine: Here’s Why We Don’t Have One

January 16, 2024

A vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus, one of the most common bacterial infections, would be a game changer for public health. No vaccine candidates have succeeded in clinical trials, but nobody knows why. Researchers at UC San Diego may have figured it out.

Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections

November 6, 2017

…University of California San Diego, has found that the immune system plays a surprising role in the aftermath of heart attacks. The research could lead to new therapeutic strategies for heart disease. Researchers present their findings in the Nov. 6 issue of Nature Medicine.

UC San Diego to Partner with New Allen Institute for Immunology

December 12, 2018

UC San Diego researchers join national effort to better understand human immune system as part of new Allen Institute of Immunology.

Enhancing Immune Defenses: Researchers Unveil the Secrets of Specialized T Cells to Conquer Tumors

August 30, 2023

Immunologists have uncovered new approaches to enhance protection from tumors and infections. They have revealed new insights into the metabolism of specialized cells of the immune system known as tissue-resident CD8 T cells and how they could be enhanced as immune defense weapons against tumors.

Category navigation with Social links