• New Frontiers in Innate Immunity and Inflammation 2018 a great success

    Added on 22 oktober 2018
    From the 5th to the 7th of September 2018, the ‘Iuliu Hatieganu’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Romanian Center for Systems Immunology, and Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases Nijmegen joined forces to organize the ‘New Frontiers in Innate Immunity and Inflammation’ meeting. Read all about it here!
  • Researchers of the INTRIM consortium publish 4 papers in Cell

    Added on 15 januari 2018
    The immune system not only detects and destroys pathogens such as microbes but also plays a role in the onset of diseases such as arteriosclerosis. Scientists from Radboud university medical center, together with fellow scientists from Bonn, Dresden and Pennsylvania, studied a new mechanism that regulates the immune system’s functioning. For example, they discovered that cholesterol inhibitors may prevent infections, that a high-fat Western diet can have a long-lasting effect on our immunity and that even our stem cells can be disrupted. Today, four publications on the manipulation of our immune system appear in Cell and Cell Host & Microbe (three articles in Cell, one article in Cell Host & Microbe).
  • The innate immune system can also be trained

    Added on 15 januari 2018
    “Training” of precursors of white blood cells leads to a sustained positive response of the hematopoietic system. This effect could help accelerate the formation of new white blood cells, which are vitally needed during chemotherapy, a process that can slow down hematopoiesis. In a publication that appeared in the prestigious journal Cell, the scientists Dr. Ioannis Mitroulis and Prof. Triantafyllos Chavakis of the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden together with international colleagues describe this groundbreaking training effect on the innate immune system, which could be exploited therapeutically to prevent specific side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

    Added on 15 januari 2018
    The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These long-term changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes, diseases linked to Western diet consumption. The results will be published in the journal ‘Cell’.
  • International symposium 'New Frontiers in Innate Immunity and Inflammation'

    Added on 22 oktober 2017
    The ‘Iuliu Hatieganu’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Romanian Center for Systems Immunology, and Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases Nijmegen invites you on Sept. 5th-7th 2018 to the international symposium ‘New Frontiers in Innate Immunity and Inflammation’ in the city of Cluj-Napoca, the heart of Transylvania.
  • The 3rd Innate Immune Memory Wellcome Trust conference

    Added on 4 oktober 2017
    The 3rd Innate Immune Memory Wellcome Trust conference will take place in Cambridge, UK, in March 2019. The conference will focus on cutting edge research understanding of the adaptive features of the innate immune system and how it can be activated and regulated.