UBC scientists find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses
UBC scientists have uncovered an intricate chain reaction in the body’s immune system and have used the new knowledge to develop an effective treatment against harmful viruses such as the coronavirus that caused the deadly SARS outbreak in 2002.
May 12, 2014
Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.
Jan 22, 2013
Mapping proteins key to human health and immune system: UBC research
Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers – able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall.
Feb 17, 2012