Fight the Flu with these 5 Facts

Posted: 10 19, 2015

Written by: Kathryn Pietrosimone, Ph.D Postdoctoral Research Associate Thurston Arthritis Research Center, UNC-CH         Peer edited and reviewed by  Amy Rydeen. Follow us on social media and never miss an immunology article: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn This article was co-published on the SWAC Blog, The Pipettepen.

Stay Free of CHIKV!

Posted: 09 09, 2015

Written by Suzan Ok Doctoral Candidate in Microbiology & Immunology at UNC Illustration by Allie Mills Doctoral Candidate in UNC Department of Pharmacology Stay Free of CHIKV! Chikungunya (pronunciation: chik-en-gun-ye), a virus with a difficult name to pronounce, is also proving difficult to contain. Like the more commonly known dengue virus, chikungunya (CHIKV) is an …read more

A Whole New Meaning to ‘Thinking Yourself Well’: the new brain immunity discovery

Posted: 08 18, 2015

By Kristin Sellers Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system (CNS) stands apart from other organ systems. While all other organs share a common, loosely filtered blood supply, the brain is highly selective in what it allows to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter into this space. Furthermore, cells in many …read more

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