La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

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La Jolla Insitute for Allergy & ImmunologyIf you have dealt with health issues, chances are you’ve learned that our immune system needs to strike a delicate balance. Sometimes it fails to detect or respond to foreign viruses and bacteria. Other times, it overreacts and kills off the good cells we need in our body, resulting in life changing auto-immune disorders.

Allergies are another form of an immune system disorder. Fortunately, our own La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology is a one of only a few non-profit research institutions in the world working to understand our immune system’s response so we can learn to prevent, treat and cure immune system diseases.

To give you an idea on the work being performed by the La Jolla Institute, their background page notes their researchers have developed a breakthrough for Type 1 Diabetes, created the world’s largest database on how the immune system responds to infectious diseases, are working on antibodies that can protect us in case of a biological terror attack, and are fighting against Lyme disease.

The La Jolla Institute of Allergy & Immunology was established in 1988 and now employs over 200 staff members. You can read more about the faculty members, their research, and their publications on the web site.

This is the ninth article in my weekly series about the biotech institutes that line the Torrey Pines Mesa.

Seminars at the La Jolla Institute of Allergy & Immunology

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You can help the La Jolla Institute by attending their 20th Anniversary Gala.

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