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JUNE 2019

How to Quell a Cytokine Storm: International Team Finds New Ways to Dampen an Overactive Immune System

BRCA interacts with a multipart, molecular complex that is also responsible for regulating the immune system. When certain players in this pathway go awry, autoimmune disorders, like lupus, can arise. Now, researchers at Penn Medicine and University of Leeds, co-led by the Basser Center's Director of Basic Science, Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD, have deciphered the structure of the complex and have found new molecular targets for fighting autoimmunity. Their findings are published this week in Nature

June is Men's Health Month


Share our fact sheet on BRCA mutations in men with your family and friends. BRCA1/2 mutations can increase men's risk for breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer, as well as melanoma.

Basser Center Research Round-Up

An Interview with Maria Jasin, PhD


In the video below, Maria Jasin, PhD, the 2018 Basser Global Prize winner, discusses the current state of BRCA research and the Basser Center’s role in accelerating discovery. Read the transcript on our blog.
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