A prescription for human immunology

Immunity. 2008 Dec 19;29(6):835-8. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2008.12.003.


Inbred mice have been an extremely successful tool for basic immunology, but much less so as models of disease. Thus, to maximize the use of immunologic approaches to improve human health, we need more strategically directed efforts in human immunology. This would also open up new opportunities for basic research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Autoimmunity
  • Disease Models, Animal*
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Active / immunology*
  • Immunity, Innate / immunology*
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Immunologic Tests
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mice


  • Immunologic Factors