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    12/28/2009
    Distinct origins found for immune cells responding during autoimmune attack

    Different sub-classes of a type of white blood cell involved in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) arise independently within the immune system, according to a finding from St. Jude scientists that provides new insight into how autoimmunity is controlled.

     
     
    04/24/2009
    New insights found into engineering immune cells to fight cancer, infection

    Immunologists have made great strides in enlisting the body’s own immune cells to fight cancers and infections.

     
     
    08/12/2008
    New clue to machinery of autoimmune disease

    St. Jude researchers have discovered an intriguing insight into how T cells, the immune system’s master regulatory cells, wage war on the body’s own tissues in such autoimmune disorders as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

     
     
    02/24/2005
    Recruiting immune cells to fight autoimmune disease

    St. Jude researchers demonstrated a way to short-circuit uncontrolled autoimmune responses, thereby preventing or curing a serious immune system disease called autoimmune encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord).