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Unusual immune response in bladder appears to drive repeat UTIs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Jianxuan Wu, a fifth year student doing research in Dr. Soman Abraham's laboratory, had a first author article published in Nature Immunology.  The research found that an unusual immune response, TH2-coordinated tissue repair in the bladder, takes precedence over long-term protective immunity in urinary tract infections. Although this response is effective in the interim, it can lead to recurrent infections and bladder dysfunction and appears to drive repeat UTIs.  Read more in the MedicalXpress article.