The UAB School of Medicine will host the 7th Annual Southeastern Immunology Symposium (SIS) on June 16 and 17 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Medical Forum Conference Center. The Symposium provides a forum where the newest developments in basic, translational and clinical immunology will be shared with the goal of fostering increased relationships and collaborations.
An international clinical trial for a new HIV antibody, VRC01 begins in late spring at UAB as part of the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.
Genetic changes that protected their ancestors against fly-borne parasites may partly explain why African-Americans with lupus are up to five times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease than those of European descent. This was the conclusion of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.