list : Immunology
$1.49 million for inflammation research
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease.
HIV vaccine proves effective in primates
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back. A new study in monkeys untied the other arm.
New members of the National Academy of Sciences
Howard Chang of dermatology and of genetics, Richard Lewis of molecular and cellular physiology, and Peter Sarnow of microbiology and immunology were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Immunologist Chitra Dinakar dies at 54
Dinakar founded Stanford Health Care’s first allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic for adult patients, which opened its doors last year.
Stanford-led teams nab top clinical research prizes
Winning studies were chosen by members of the Clinical Research Forum, a nonprofit foundation that promotes the understanding of clinical research and its impact on health and health care.
Three elected to National Academy of Medicine
Hongjie Dai, Julie Parsonnet and Joseph Wu are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the academy, which aims to provide independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
Antibody treatment for peanut allergy
A Stanford-led pilot study has provided early evidence that an antibody is a safe, effective and rapid food allergy treatment.
Cure for common cold in sight?
Disabling a single, apparently noncritical protein in cells may foil replication of the viruses that cause half of all common colds, polio and other diseases, according to researchers at Stanford and UCSF.
Gut bugs influence flu vaccine response
Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a Stanford-led study found.
Microbiome initiative launched
The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies.