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Using microRNA Fit to a T (cell)

November 25, 2013

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have successfully targeted T lymphocytes – which play a central role in the body’s immune response – with another type of white blood cell engineered to synthesize and deliver bits of non-coding RNA or microRNA (miRNA).

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells

August 18, 2016

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. Among these are populations of cells that serve to replace…

Computational Models Move Researchers Closer to Tuberculosis Vaccine

January 13, 2022

According to a 2021 World Health Organization report, the global COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in tuberculosis (TB) deaths – 1.5 million in 2020 versus 1.4 million in 2019 – due to a lack of efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Parasite Lost

November 27, 2013

Using advanced methodologies that pit drug compounds against specific types of malaria parasite cells, an international team of scientists, including researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking…

New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies

October 17, 2019

…Schoenberger, a professor of immunology at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), to confirm his suspicions by testing Levine’s white blood cells for an immune response against mutations identified during his tumor sequencing. “While immunotherapy is not approved for Gordon’s molecular tumor profile, we can sometimes use drugs off-label…

Zika Virus Strips Immune Cells of their Identity

September 10, 2018

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have now unraveled how the virus shuts down the genes that make macrophages function as immune…

Researchers Continue Study of COVID-19 Vaccinations, Pregnancy and Postpartum

June 23, 2022

A $10 million grant over four years will support further examination of a national study looking at COVID-19 vaccination safety during pregnancy and immune response pre-and post-delivery for both mom and baby.

Too Much Insulin Can Be as Dangerous as Too Little

April 21, 2023

UC San Diego researchers describe a key player in the defense mechanism that safeguards against excessive insulin in the body, which can be as harmful as too little.

New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients also infected with HIV

July 21, 2015

Roughly 20 to 30 percent of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are also infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). Both blood-borne viruses share the same modes of transmission, but many HCV medications currently have significant limitations due to adverse interactions with HIV treatments. Researchers at University of…

Immune Cells Anchored in Tissues Offer Unique Defenses Against Pathogens and Cancers

June 29, 2022

Researchers are expanding their understanding of unique immune “memory” cells equipped to remember malicious invaders. They developed an atlas that describes tissue-resident memory cells in diverse settings, boosting prospects for new immune defense strategies at vulnerable infection sites.

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