Immunity
Beaker Blog February 9, 2017
Ashima Shukla wins fellowship for research to improve B cell lymphoma treatment
Although every tumor is different, diffuse large B cell lymphomas are generally treated as a single disease. One reason is that advanced genomic sequencing—a me...
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Ashima Shukla, Ph.D.
Beaker Blog January 17, 2017
Research reveals the function of a pivotal protein impacting immunity and lymphoma
Robert Rickert, Ph.D. , professor at SBP, and his team have recently published discoveries in The Journal of Immunology that may open a new avenue of treatment...
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red and white blood cells and antibodies
Beaker Blog January 17, 2017
Scott Peterson receives grant to discover gut microbiome-targeted therapies
The gut microbiome—the trillions of bacteria and other microscopic bugs in your intestine—is a hot topic in medical research. The number scientific studies show...
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gut microbiome cartoon
Beaker Blog December 8, 2016
Discovery from the lab of Carl Ware, Ph.D. leads to clinical trial in pediatric Crohn’s disease
Just about any of the 700,000-plus people in the U.S. who have Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition in which portions of the intestine are inflamed, can tell yo...
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child with abdominal pain
Beaker Blog October 5, 2016
The search for new anthrax treatments isn’t over
A bioterror attack using virulent anthrax would be nearly as deadly today as it was in 2001, when anthrax spores sent through the mail killed five people. Even...
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Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax
Beaker Blog September 29, 2016
Rheumatoid arthritis drug works by restoring balance to immune cells
In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system’s patrollers—T cells—see the membrane that surrounds joints as a threat, and engage other immune cells to destroy it....
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Hands with joints made swollen and stiff by rheumatoid arthritis, holding an apple