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Breaking down research silos in autoimmune diseases

Today, an article presenting a new innovative, collaborative, integrated approach to autoimmune research has been published in Nature Immunology. ‘Inflammation across disease boundaries: breaking down research silos’ emphasises the importance of collaborative working across disease-specific research areas to improve the lives of people living with multiple autoimmune conditions. This article is part of a major new funding initiative from Connect Immune Research and the Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation.

 

The new grant scheme ‘Targeting shared mechanisms in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases’ brings £1.3 million of new investment into autoimmune research. We’re proud to be part of this initiative that will fund ‘pilot’ grants aimed at quickly developing proof of principle for potential new treatments for multiple immune-mediated inflammatory conditions by targeting pathways common in autoimmunity.
 
Dr Doug Brown, Chief Executive of the British Society for Immunology, said:

“By building on the UK’s existing strength in autoimmune research, we aim to bring together the best brains in immunology to study different autoimmune diseases together, driving forward our understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms and developing new treatments, which will ultimately transform the lives of people living with these conditions.” 
 
 

 

The Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation

 

Read the full paper here. Buckley, C.D., Chernajovsky, L., Chernajovsky, Y. et al. Immune-mediated inflammation across disease boundaries: breaking down research silos. Nat Immunol  doi.org/10.1038/s41590-021-01044-7