Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Transforming Transplantation with RISC

What is necessary to reprogram the immune system to improve transplant outcomes of hearts, lungs, and hematopoietic cells?


While NIAID is a major funder of immunology research, we are a major contributor to stem cell research. Our resources could be combined, where NIAID would support this approach for autoimmune diseases, and we would support work in tolerance for transplants.

If the NCI also wants to collaborate on co-stimulatory blockade for enhancing tolerance, we would have the three largest ICs at NIH making a medical breakthrough!

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Idea No. 303