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Study: Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, according to new research from lab of Carter…

The Secret Superpower that makes C. Diff so deadly

A new discovery about dangerous Clostridium difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease. “C. diff” is the…

Lukens and Zunder also make the JI’s Top 20

The Cutting Edge manuscript, "Critical Roles for Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism," also made the Journal of Immunology's "Top 20 most-downloaded…

Mahmoud Saleh completes PhD

Recently, Mahmoud Saleh successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled, "Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses Shape the Outcome of Clostridium difficile infection". During his time in Bill Petri's lab, Mahmoud studied…

Making the JI’s Top 20 List of Most Downloaded Articles of 2018

The manuscript, "Immune Cell Infiltration and Tertiary Lymphoid Structures as Determinants of Antitumor Immunity" was one of The Journal of Immunology’s 20 most-downloaded articles in 2018. This article was authored…

Lelisa Gemta completes PhD

In March, Lelisa Gemta successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: “Regulation of cellular metabolism in tumor infiltrating CD8+ T cells and its role in their dysfunction.”  His work (conducted in Bullock…

UVA Discovers Secret to Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

The lab of CIC member, Tim Bullock, has discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains their inability to destroy cancer tumors. The researchers believe…

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new…

Depression Medication Could Also Stop Deadly Sepsis

"Sepsis is very dangerous. In the U.S., 1.7 million [people] get it every year, and 270,000 people die,” said Carter Center member, Alban Gaultier of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience and…

Meet the Doc Who Discovered the Infamous Red Meat Allergy Spread by Ticks

Tom Platts-Mills, Carter Center member and Chief of UVA’s Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is approaching his 50th year of research.  Here is an article that provides some interesting…