UNC Health Care

Category: Immunity

Edward Miao

November 13, 2014

The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

Edward Miao, MD, PhD, earns a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between dangerous pathogens and the human immune response.

Immunity, Physician Stories, Research

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Yisong Wan

December 5, 2013

Understanding Our Immunity

Five questions for Yisong Wan, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.

Immunity, Immunology

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UNC Chapel

September 12, 2013

UNC researchers identify a new pathway that triggers septic shock

This research indicates that both exterior and interior sensors work together to detect the same component of bacterial cell membranes, a molecule called lipopolysaccharide or LPS.

Immunity, Research

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Electron micrograph of HIV virions. Credit: CDC Public Health Image Library

March 28, 2013

Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Study published in PLoS Pathogens suggests new target for treatment and the eventual cure of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS, Immunity, Studies

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Shown in red are bacteria that have invaded host cells and escaped into the interior cytosolic compartment of the cell. Credit: Miao lab

January 24, 2013

Immune cell suicide alarm helps destroy escaping bacteria

A University of North Carolina School of Medicine study may have implications for thwarting the effects of bioterrorism attack with lethal microbes, as well as finding a way to save people in septic shock, an overwhelming bacterial infection of the blood.

Immunity, Immunology, Research

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Wesley Burks

January 7, 2013

Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy

Daily doses of a liquid containing peanut powder, in gradually increasing amounts, enabled patients with peanut allergy to safely consume peanut in amounts at least 10 times greater than their baseline.

Food Allergies, Immunity, Research

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered a protein in the cell wall of parasites that’s crucial to the molecular mechanism allowing them to move between cells, survive and cause disease.

Immunity, Research

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