Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

ITHACA, N.Y. – By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research. Type 1 regulatory (Tr1) cells are a type of regulatory immune cell that help suppress immune responses, including inflammation and […]

Immunologist talks measles, vaccines and diseases

Cynthia Leifer is a professor of immunology at Cornell University. She can respond authoritatively to your questions about measles, the flu and other infectious and viral diseases; how immune responses work; vaccines; the peanut allergy; the microbiome and health, and federal research funding. Leifer’s recent work focuses on how the immune system recognizes infections, and […]