The immune system is the body's military force, assigned to protect against disease and infection. But sometimes, the T cells and B cells that carry out this vital mission turn against their host and mistakenly attack healthy tissue in a process called autoimmunity.
UC Irvine biologists are on the attack against leukemia. A recent study by UCI scientists found a new way to combat a subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that could mitigate side effects and improve cure rates.
More than 180,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and no single event brings attention to this deadly disease more than the Race for the Cure, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.