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Osteoarthritis has traditionally been thought to be an inevitable result of wear and tear. But it's now clear the immune system is playing a leading role.

Osteoarthritis has traditionally been thought to be an inevitable result of wear and tear. But it's now clear the immune system is playing a leading role.

Stanford researchers have developed a technique to encourage the immune system to target a section of the flu virus that is conserved year to year.

Stanford researchers have developed a technique to encourage the immune system to target a section of the flu virus that is conserved year to year.

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Stanford scientists and collaborators have harnessed CRISPR to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease, SCID-X1.

Stanford scientists and collaborators have harnessed CRISPR to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease, SCID-X1.

A new blood test measures the DNA fragments of lung transplant donors in the blood of recipients, in hopes of preventing organ rejection and saving lives.

A new blood test measures the DNA fragments of lung transplant donors in the blood of recipients, in hopes of preventing organ rejection and saving lives.

Stanford scientists have moved a big step closer toward using engineered immune cells to treat many forms of pediatric cancer.

Stanford scientists have moved a big step closer toward using engineered immune cells to treat many forms of pediatric cancer.

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New research has confirmed that an antigen in some variants of the flu virus and vaccine can, in rare cases, trigger an autoimmune response leading to narcolepsy.

New research has confirmed that an antigen in some variants of the flu virus and vaccine can, in rare cases, trigger an autoimmune response leading to narcolepsy.

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Sharon Chinthrajah weighs in on a new peanut allergy immunotherapy, speaking to its potential and its role in the future of food allergies therapy.

Sharon Chinthrajah weighs in on a new peanut allergy immunotherapy, speaking to its potential and its role in the future of food allergies therapy.

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Much of what we know about the immune system comes from experiments conducted on mice.  But lab mice are not little human beings. The two species are separated by both physiology and  lifestyles. Stanford immunologist Mark Davis is calling on his colleagues to shift their research focus to people.

Much of what we know about the immune system comes from experiments conducted on mice.  But lab mice are not little human beings. The two species are separated by both physiology and  lifestyles. Stanford immunologist Mark Davis is calling on his colleagues to shift their research focus to people.

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Hiding mRNA messages in CARTs — positively charged degradable vehicles —smuggles them across the cell membrane and can 'vaccinate' against cancer in mice.

Hiding mRNA messages in CARTs — positively charged degradable vehicles —smuggles them across the cell membrane and can 'vaccinate' against cancer in mice.

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Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.

Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.

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