16 new immunology conferences added to HIPevents.
New high-throughput NK cell isolation protocol added to HIPprotocols.
New NK cell wallchart, webcast and review articles added to HIPscience.
What is HIP?
The Human Immunology Portal (HIP) is an online public resource for scientists investigating the human immune system. HIP facilitates the use of human primary tissue to better understand the human immune response to infectious diseases, by providing complete protocols, tips, and resources on working within the human system. Our goal is to help researchers more easily translate their research from mouse to human models, and thereby close the gap between basic research and clinical therapies such as new vaccines and drug targets.
Much ongoing immunological research is being conducted with the aim of improving the understanding how the human immune system develops and functions or, in some cases, malfunctions. However, many studies use model systems that involve animal surrogates or in vitro studies of isolated primary cells or transformed cell lines. How well do these models provide information about ‘human immunology’?