LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
A brand new type of particle has been discovered in the human bloodstream. The sausage-shaped structures were first found by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in mice with sepsis, and they appear to be related to inflammatory disease.
In 2017, scientists found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity may play a role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease, and have now uncovered further evidence of how the immune system contributes to the development of the disease.
Researchers have made a breakthrough in identifying the way cells send up flags to the body's immune system – a discovery that could have a significant impact on how we develop vaccines or treat autoimmune diseases.