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UM Researchers Publish Breakthrough Findings on the Body’s Immune System


In a discovery with enormous implications for fighting disease, a team of researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine has identified a pathway that is activated in response to a viral infection at the very earliest stage. The scientists believe the pathway helps explain innate immunity, the body’s very early detection system that sets off alarms that a pathogen, such as a fungus, virus or bacteria, has contacted or penetrated a cell. The breakthrough findings by the UM scientists are published in the November 18 issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nature.