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Immunology in the news

On the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency (UKPID) Registry, the publication of their Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) report offers the most comprehensive view to date of this small but significant group of UK patients. This report, published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology, provides valuable information on PID in the UK, especially regarding delays to diagnosis. The longer it takes for a patient to be diagnosed, the less well the patient may do in the long-term, so this information is key in helping patients in the future.

Shillitoe et al. 2018 The United Kingdom Primary Immune Deficiency (UKPID) registry 2012 to 2017. Clinical & Experimental Immunology https://doi.org/10.1111/cei.13125

The British Society for Immunology welcomes a new framework document published by the Brexit Department detailing a plan for the UK's relationship with the EU for science after Brexit

Our response to a paper in Nature Reviews Cancer on the environmental factors associated with the development of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Our response to new research on a molecule to target the common cold virus

BSI statement into response to the Cochrane review on the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine

The European Commission has today published a series of recommendations for how the EU should strengthen cooperation in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Saturday 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day. 

Our response to paper on fish oil and probiotic supplements during pregnancy reducing the risk of food allergies and eczema in children. 

BSI members interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about ageing and immunity

Immunology has featured prominently on BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning (8 February). 

Our response to news stories on a new vaccine-based immunotherapy to treat grass pollen allergy

Our response to a paper published in Science on a new approach to develop a universal flu vaccine

Swine flu virus. Credit: NIAID

The BSI has issued a statement in response to ongoing media stories about the current flu outbreak in the UK. 

BSI statement in response to BMJ report on use of animal studies in the development of a TB vaccine.

Our congratulations go to Dr Riko Muranaka who has been awarded the John Maddox Prize for her work countering misinformation about the HPV vaccine.

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