Human T cell response to bacteria of the Enterobacteriacae family: new paper by the Sallusto lab

A recent publication in European Journal of Immunology by the Sallusto group analyzed the human T cell response to bacteria of the Enterobacteriacae family. Enterobacteriaceae are a vast family of Gram-negative bacteria that includes harmless symbionts and potentially harmful pathogens. The latter represents a global health threat being the cause of severe deadly infections, mostly […]

Collaborating with a Nobel Prize

With the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2020 to virologist Charles M. Rice, of Rockefeller University, USI adds another case of a direct relationship with an award winner conferred by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Davide Robbiani, Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI), collaborates with Prof. […]

Tradotto The role of beta-arrestins in CXCL12/HMGB1-mediated signaling

Tradotto – The ability of chemokines to form heterocomplexes with other chemokines or HMGB1 represents an additional level of regulation for shaping their function by enhancing their potency on their cognate receptor. In recent years, the relevance of the CXCL12/HMGB1 heterocomplex activity, on the chemokine receptor CXCR4, has been widely demonstrated in models of inflammation […]

New research from Ticino on the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2

After the announcement, in May, of the first results of serological tests carried out on healthcare personnel in Ticino, significant data on the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 is now available, thanks to the analysis carried out – among others – by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI) and Humabs BioMed (subsidiary […]

Davide Robbiani entra in carica quale nuovo direttore dell’IRB

L’avvicendamento ai vertici dell’Istituto di ricerca in biomedicina (IRB, affiliato all’USI) è avvenuto alla fine di luglio: il Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia passa il testimone al Prof. Davide Robbiani, di ritorno in Ticino dopo una brillante carriera negli Stati Uniti. La notizia è già stata data a giugno del 2019, quando il Consiglio di Fondazione dell’Istituto di […]