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Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award

New monkey model for AIDS offers promise for medical researchCasanova is honored for his work on host genes and their products in infectious diseases. His lab is interested in why some children develop severe infectious diseases after coming into contact with certain pathogens, while most other children do not. More »

Brain displays an intrinsic mechanism for fighting infection

zhang-newswire1_thumb.jpgResearchers in the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases have shed light on how a genetic defect leaves some children susceptible to a rare and damaging brain infection and have found evidence of an intrinsic immune mechanism in the brain that fights the viral infection in healthy people. More »

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with Belgium’s highest scientific prize

Jean-Laurent Casanova has received the 2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize, Belgium’s most important scientific prize, for his pioneering work on the identification of genes that predispose for human infectious disease. More »

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