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

News

3 immune mysteries of COVID-19 — and 1 big success story

January 12, 2021

The pandemic has revealed how much we really don’t know about our own immune systems, experts say

Podcast

Lab Notes | Starved but unable to eat: Life with Crohn’s

December 23, 2020

Aldan Beaubien was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in high school. Now an IT engineer at a research institute studying the disease, he has new hope for better treatments or even a cure.

News

Q&A with a bioinformatics expert on the challenges of studying human immunology

September 28, 2020

Xiaojun Li shares the career path that brought him to become Director of Bioinformatics at the Allen Institute for Immunology, and why he’s excited about immunology research