Immunity
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
Beaker Blog May 25, 2016
Study reveals protein that dials immune responses up and down
Research led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has identified a new regulator of immune responses. The study, publis...
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Beaker Blog April 13, 2016
New research explains why HIV is not cleared by the immune system
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have identified a human (ho...
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