All posts by Laura Tabellini

Resolving the complexity of autoimmune diseases: challenges and solutions

Chronic inflammatory diseases are life-long debilitating illnesses with increased mortality and high healthcare costs for therapy and care. These are systemic conditions characterized by activation of either the adaptive immune system—rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis— or the innate immune system—Crohn’s...

/ September 16, 2019

miRNA Profiling in Malignant Melanoma: Making “Australia’s National Cancer” Obsolete.

Australia is a sun-worshipping country, the world capital for beautiful beaches, athletic surfers, cute marsupials, and the occasional weird-looking animal. But it is also the capital for something less pleasant: skin cancer. In fact, at least two in three Australians...

/ August 12, 2019

“In sickness and in health”: how individual immune response variability in health may influence how we respond to illness and therapy.

Thomas Fuller once said:  "Health is not valued till sickness comes." Well, that may not be true anymore. It turns out that the key to successful disease management strategies may lie with a better understanding of individual immune response variabilities...

/ July 29, 2019

Identifying Signaling Pathways and Biomarkers in Autoimmune Diseases

As efforts in developing targeted therapies for autoimmune disease are rapidly advancing in basic research, scientists aim to validate immunology-relevant signaling pathways and uncover new intracellular molecules as potential drug targets. The NanoString® nCounter® Autoimmune Profiling and Immunology panels are...

/ June 24, 2019