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NIH awards LIAI major grant to test safety of new smallpox treatment

SAN DIEGO (May 8, 2008) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) has received a $7.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund safety and effectiveness testing of an antibody treatment that quickly fights the smallpox virus. The treatment could be the natio...

Bioinformatics Made a Boon In Immune Response Study - LIAI Finds

Bioinformatics, a tool used to develop human disease research, now proved 95 percent accuracy in detecting the immune responses of extremely //complex virus - the vaccinia virus, which is used in making smallpox vaccine by researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI). ...

New Therapeutic Approach for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

... in the online version of the journal Science, the liai researchers showed that by manipulating the amount... TH-17 in 2005. Further, Dr. Weaver said, the liai researchers had developed a mechanism by which you...Yunji Park, Ph.D., were key contributors. The liai team tested three approaches with retinoic acid. I...
LIAI in Biological News

NIH selects LIAI for major study on allergy molecular causes and possible treatments

SAN DIEGO (November 13, 2007) A major study that will provide a new window into understanding and potentially treating allergies will be conducted by the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) under a $5 million federal contract. The five-year study, funded by the National Institute ...

LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation

...ope we can bite off another chunk by controlling the impact of inflammation-causing immune cells on the artery wall." Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., liai president & scientific director, said the Institute recruited Dr. Ley, one of the leading research experts in the field, to head the new division. "W...

LIAI researchers discover new cellular mechanism that will significantly advance vaccine development

...pathogens and poor responses to other parts?" said liai scientist Shane Crotty, Ph.D., the lead researcher....D., a renowned vaccine expert and director of the liai Center for Infectious Disease, also was a key cont...se sickness. With the knowledge gained from the liai study, scientists will now be able to more easily ...

LIAI scientists make important finding on cytomegalovirus transmission

...lovirus exploits IL-10-mediated immune regulation in the salivary glands." liai scientists Ian Humphreys, Ph.D., Carl Ware, Ph.D., and Michael Croft, Ph.D....the animals. The findings of the Ware and Croft team parallel those of liai researcher Matthias von Herrath, M.D., who last year announced that he had ...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...tified as immune epitopes by research studies. The liai team found that while there were hundreds of share...s Program, which began in 2004 after NIAID awarded liai a $25 million contract to create a single reposito...Ph.D., who heads the Vaccine Discovery division at liai and is the lead investigator on the project. ...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...ceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. liai researcher Huynh-Hoa Bui, Ph.D., was lead author o...scientific resource that went public last summer. liai researchers developed the database ?which is the w...d to influenza virus," said Stephen Wilson, Ph.D., liai chief technology officer and project director of t...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

...mallpox outbreak," said Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D, liai President. The finding is contained in a paper en...n the September issue of the Journal of Virology. liai scientist Shane Crotty, Ph.D., a viral disease expert, led the team of liai scientists which made the finding. Dr. D. Huw Dav...
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