The Science of Vaccines

Hard as it is for an Immunology student to understand the cultural “opposition” to vaccines, wading though the public discussions on the topic does bring up an important point that IS relevant to graduate education. This relates to our direct […]

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Publication : Perspective article in Pathogens & Disease

The FEMS journal Pathogens & Disease is coming out with a special issue focusing on research being done at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, here in the UMD school of Medicine. Our contribution to this is published online today […]

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Paper Watch : Humans are just pet-store mice …

Two intriguing papers that came out this week suggest that one source of the differences sometimes observed between the immune systems of human and laboratory mice are due to variations in the microbial exposure history of the two hosts. Laboratory […]

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The Polly Matzinger lectures on Danger

Dr. Polly Matzinger is running a lecture series on the “Danger model”, which is a great introduction to the concept, for new students of Immunology. Polly originally proposed the “Danger Model” in 1992 to explain how Immune responses are initiated […]

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Selected Online Resources For Learning Immunology

A selective list of some good audio-visual resources for learning basic immunology online. Trying to search for basic lessons in immunology on the web can be (unfortunately) excessively gratifying. For a new student, the challenge is to identify the genuinely […]

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