Immune System Biology
Immune System Biology
In a world full of dangers, from bacterial infections to cancer, our immune system is our fortress. We study the immune system to boost our ability to fight off numerous diseases.

New target for autoimmune disease could enable therapies with fewer side effects

Researchers—including Professor Ronald Evans, Associate Professor Ye Zheng, first author Christina Chang and colleagues—have discovered a way to stop certain immune system cells from mistakenly attacking the body. Their findings suggest a new way to target Th17 helper T cells, a type of immune cell that produces interleukin-17, a molecule known to be at the root of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

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