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Inflammatory Response to Endotoxin (Effect of Innate Immunity on the Inflammatory Response to Endotoxin)

Study Background

Innate immunity is the process by which white blood cells and other parts of the immune system sense and respond to potential infections by causing an inflammation. Researchers are interested in studying how the body responds to certain environmental factors, and whether the body’s response can contribute to chronic illnesses or diseases such as asthma and certain types of cancer.

The study will involve one 60-minute visit at the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit (CRU) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and volunteers will be compensated for their time. If eligible, participation includes a review of your medical and family history, collection of vital signs, and a blood draw.

Principal Investigator

Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Acting Chief, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-4081
fesslerm@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop D2-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-4412
Fax 919-541-9854
garantziotis@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
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