Unraveling the mysteries of the immune system in health and disease

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The Allen Institute for Immunology will work to understand the dynamic balancing act of the human immune system, how it senses friend from foe and what goes wrong when we’re ill. This will help us to improve immune health and how we diagnose, treat and prevent immune-related diseases. Everything we do begins with patients who are living with and suffering from these diseases. We believe that by unlocking the mysteries of the immune system, we can make a significant improvement in patients’ health and well being.

Immunology News


New study aims to answer pressing COVID-19 question: Why do some die while others don’t even know they are sick?

August 13, 2020

Seattle-area research organizations team up for a deep dive into patients’ immune responses to the novel coronavirus; results could contribute to vaccine development and new treatments


5 cool things your immune system can do

August 11, 2020

Hack evolution, keep lifelong exposure records and more — immunologists share some of the far-out cellular feats happening in your body on a regular basis


‘For most of us, the immune system does the impossible’: Q&A with an immunology expert

April 14, 2020

Immunologist Troy Torgerson shares insights on research in the time of coronavirus, why the immune system is so fascinating, and the largest mysteries of human health and disease