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Patient with unusually severe infection leads scientists to a rare type of immune deficiency

...An unexpected life-threatening infectious disease that is not explained by a compromised immune system often turns out to be a genetic disorder,” says lead investigator Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at Rockefeller University. ...

Study pinpoints rare genetic change that may boost risk of HPV-related illness

...We’ve cracked the enigma of why the boys developed these warts,” says lead investigator Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that is changing how researchers think about infectious d...

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Researchers find genetic link to tuberculosis

...Now, Rockefeller scientist Jean-Laurent Casanova has identified a genetic condition that makes the immune system susceptible to mycobacterial attack. Last year, Casanova showed that the risk of developing TB is heightened in people who have two copies of a particular variation of the gene coding ...

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 of Health and M...

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 Society for Clinical...

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 Laboratory of Human Gen...

Study identifies genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability

...Hoping to better understand why only some people are prone to TB, Jean-Laurent Casanova worked with clinicians across the world to collect DNA samples from patients with active forms of the disease. By analyzing these samples, the researchers discovered that the risk of developing TB is heightened i...

Researchers uncover molecular mechanisms of rare skin disease

...Led by Rockefeller scientist Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, a group of researchers recently elucidated the molecular mechanisms that make people with EV vulnerable to ß-HPVs. In a new study, published in the Journal of Experimental ...

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Genetic mutation identified as culprit in rare infectious disease

...In an article published in eLife, Jean-Laurent Casanova has uncovered the human genetics factors that make these outliers susceptible to infection. His team suspected that Whipple’s is the latest in a growing number of genetic defects that increases people’s vulnerability to specific microbes. T...

Leslie Vosshall and Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Sciences

...Vosshall, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, has been named a member, and Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician, professor, and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named a foreign as...

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Albert J. Libchaber named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Libchaber is recognized for his contributions to the field of experimental condensed matter physics.

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