Topic List : Immunology
Insight into bacterial resilience, antibiotic targets
A study by researchers at Stanford and UCSF has generated a new understanding of the fundamental gene networks that make bacteria so resilient to environmental stress and, increasingly, to antibacterial drugs.
Falkow receives science medal
The microbiologist conducted pioneering work in learning how bacteria can cause human disease and how antibiotic resistance spreads.
Immune-cell 'brake' on inflammation
Deficits in a recently discovered immune cell’s function may trigger a rare age-related auto-inflammatory disease — and perhaps far more common ones, too.
Cancer immunotherapy center launched
Crystal Mackall will lead a cancer immunotherapy center at Stanford that is being launched with an initial $10 million grant from the Parker Foundation.
$10 million grant funds infection-focused center
The new center will explore intracellular and intercellular processes by which salmonella bacteria, responsible for more than 100 million symptomatic infections annually, infect immune cells.
Rheumatoid arthritis drug trial success
A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefitting from the use of the current top treatment: injectable, bioengineered proteins that interfere with the action of a powerful inflammatory substance.
Resurrecting a drug
Stanford scientists found that a discarded drug helps human cells in a lab dish fight off two different viruses. Based on what they learned about how the drug works, it might also help fight the viruses that cause Ebola, dengue and Zika, among others.
New center to study human microbiome
The center will accelerate research bent on learning more about the internal microbial ecosystems with which we co-exist, and on applying this knowledge to enhance people’s health.
Too much glucose in, heart disease out
Excessive glucose uptake by inflammatory immune cells called macrophages, which reside in arterial plaques, may be behind coronary artery disease.
Bacterial diversity in dolphins
The findings could help scientists detect potential health problems facing marine mammals due to climate change, as well as answer a mystery about how dolphins digest whole fish.