T-Cells and Autoimmunity with Dr Walsh [Part 2]

T-Cells and Autoimmunity with Dr Walsh [Part 2]

In Part 2 of his interview on Arthritis Now, Dr. Craig Walsh, from the University of California Irvine, spoke in greater detail about Drak2, the signaling molecule his lab is studying, which inhibits inflammatory responses in joints. According to his predictions, he believes autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis possess similar traits and that Drak2 could potentially be an important breakthrough across a variety of autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Walsh also expressed his appreciation for the Arthritis National Research Foundation; how the foundation awarded him his very first grant, which established him as an investigator, and how that money that funded his initial project afforded him to make discoveries that he is still working on to this day. Because of his enterprising work, Dr. Walsh is enthusiastic about the work that he and his colleagues are doing to find effective treatments, and hopefully a cure, for autoimmune diseases.

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