We’re exploring how your body’s inflammatory response to infection and injury helps you to fight infectious diseases, like COVID-19, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Fight infectious diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases, including COVID-19

Normally, inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to infection and the first critical step in activating the body’s full immune response. However, if uncontrolled, inflammation can lead to a range of debilitating and life-threatening conditions—acute respiratory syndromes, sepsis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, pneumonia, endometriosis, infertility and even cancer.

Inflammation is at the core of life-threatening severe COVID-19 cases. More than 100 researchers at Hudson Institute investigate the role of inflammation across a range of disease areas.

Our scientific teams with expertise in inflammation, infection and immunity are finding and testing new ways to dampen this inflammation: to preserve lung function, stimulate immunity and ultimately, save lives.

Inflammation diseases we research