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Benaroya Research Institute Team Finds Link between New Type of Cell and a Deadly Inflammatory Disorder

By January 16, 2019No Comments

A research team led by Jessica A. Hamerman, PhD, at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), has discovered a unique type of cell and its association with a life-threatening complication of viral and autoimmune diseases.

The team’s discovery, published in the journal Science, could lead to new treatments for a deadly form of inflammation in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA), malaria and Kawasaki disease as well as patients with lupus.