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Congratulations to Dr. Mohlopheni Marakalala
Congratulations to our own Dr. Mohlopheni Marakalala, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine!
Colon Goblet cells Hoving
IL-13 is able to drive colitis in the absence of IL-4Rα
Recent work by Claire Hoving and Frank Brombacher published in GUT, highlights that IL-13 is able to drive colitis in the absence of IL-4Rα. This raises hope for anti-IL-13 treatment for ulcerative colitis patients.
SP-D induces macrophage-associated killing of Helminths
Surfactant Protein D spurs on the immune response and expulsion of lung helminths
Recent work by Sumaiyya Thawer and colleagues in A/Prof William Horsnell's laboratory demonstrates that SP-D is critical for immunity to the lung helminth, Nippostrongylus brasiliensis.
SATVI team
Using blood RNA signatures to predict risk of tuberculosis disease
Recent work from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, part of the Division of Immunology, used signatures of RNA expression to predict subsequent risk of tuberculosis disease.
HIV-1 group M
HIV-1 Group M came from more than 9 subtypes
Recent work by Dr. Marcel Tongo and Dr. Jeff Dorfman, in collaboration with Dr. Darren Martin indicates that there was much more complexity in the origins of HIV-1 group M than the 9 currently identified pure subtypes.

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