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Newly discovered genetic malfunction causes rare lung disease

...The researchers, including Rockefeller’s Jean-Laurent Casanova and Institut Imagine’s Anna-Lena Neehus, recently published their results in Cell. The study also found that the children are missing half of their alveolar macrophages, which are located in the air sacs of the lungs....

Jean-Laurent Casanova appointed HHMI investigator

Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named one of 27 new investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nonprofit medical r...

An immune flaw may cause West Nile virus’s deadliest symptoms

...What is it that makes these select few so vulnerable? An international team of researchers led by Rockefeller University’s Jean-Laurent Casanova and Alessandro Borghesi of the San Matteo Research Hospital in Pavia, Italy, recently pinpointed the cause: an autoimmune defect that p...

Homing in on the genetics of severe COVID in children

...The patients are sick not because of the virus,” says Rockefeller geneticist Jean-Laurent Casanova. “They're sick because they excessively respond to the virus.” Inborn errors An enduring mystery of COVID has been its wildly varied impact on individuals, with one person getting a...

Eight Rockefeller scientists designated most influential researchers

...The 2022 list includes: Paul Bieniasz Marina Caskey Luciano Marraffini Jean-Laurent Casanova James G. Krueger Michel C. Nussenzweig Jeffrey V. Ravetch Charles M. Rice Clarivate selects influential scientists for its prestigious list by first compiling the most highly cited scient...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with the Korsmeyer Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award for his work investigating the genetic basis of pediatric infectious diseases. The award, given by the American Soc...

Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the 2014 Robert Koch Award from the Berlin, Germany based Robert Koch Foundation. Casanova shares the prize with Alain Fischer from the Collège de France and Ima...

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The common thread in severe COVID-19 

...Two papers from the laboratory of Jean-Laurent Casanova previously demonstrated that at least 10 percent of severe cases can be chalked up to either a genetic condition that cripples IFN production, or misguided antibodies that attack those crucial proteins. Now, two new studies ...

Jean-Laurent Casanova receives the 2016 Inserm Grand Prix

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has won the 2016 Inserm Grand Prix for his work on the genetic basis of infectious diseases. The prestigious award, given annually by Inserm—the French National Institute ...

Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Jean-Laurent Casanova, who investigates genetic vulnerability to infectious diseases among children, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the health and medicine arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Casanova is professor and head of the St. Giles Lab...
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