Let's promote helpful inflammation and suppress harmful inflammation.
Healthy inflammation is essential to good health. The inflammation response protects against infection and cancer, and it promotes tissue healing. However, improperly regulated inflammation that is too vigorous, misdirected, or chronic can lead to disease.
The process of inflammation involves an intricate array of triggers, molecules, and cells. Although we learn surprising things about the biology of inflammation every day, its processes remain mysterious.
What if we could decode the complex processes of inflammation? Using advanced molecular and cell-based technology combined with big data analysis, we are learning more about how inflammation works. By finding the right balance of inflammation in each person, we could prevent diseases before they happen, treat them when they do, or cure them permanently.
UCLA Immunology, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation (I3T) faculty believe outcomes in a range of diseases can be improved by understanding and optimizing healthy inflammation.
I3T scientists bring us closer to inflammatory homeostasis by elucidating inflammation’s activation cascade, relationship to metabolism, role in cancer, and more.