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2008 Announcements

Rao Lab Finds Key to T Cell's Shifting Proteome

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When immune T cells encounter the enemy-a virus, bacteria or other foreign invader-they transform from a state of quiet readiness to fully armed fighters. This process of T cell activation, which occurs in a day or less, requires… Read Full Article »

IDI and GlaxoSmithKline Kick Off Research Alliance

Image: IDI and GlaxoSmithKline Kick Off Research Alliance

The Immune Disease Institute and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are gearing up to launch their five-year, $25 million research collaboration, aimed at speeding the development of new medicines to fight autoimmune and inflammatory disease. The partnership, first announced June 3,… Read Full Article »

Immune Cells Kill Foes By Disrupting Mitochondria Two Ways

Image: Immune Cells Kill Foes By Disrupting Mitochondria Two Ways

When killer T cells of the immune system encounter virus-infected or cancer cells, they unload a lethal mix of toxic proteins that trigger the target cells to self-destruct. A new study shows T cells can initiate cellular suicide,… Read Full Article »

IDI Investigator Motomu Shimaoka, recently promoted to Assoc Prof in Anesthesiology at HMS, reports

Image: IDI Investigator Motomu Shimaoka, recently promoted to Assoc Prof in Anesthesiology at HMS, reports
Technique Might Be Used to Treat Multiple Diseases

The field of RNA interference has moved quickly. It took just eight years after the surprising revelation of RNA-based gene silencing in worms in 1998 for the discoverers to take… Read Full Article »