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New system developed that can switch on immune cells to attack cancer cells

Researchers have developed an artificial structure that mimics the cell membrane, which can switch on immune cells to attack and destroy a designated target.  This method has potential to be used as a future cancer immunotherapy treatment as well as providing more insight into how immune cells are activated to find and kill cancer cells. The findings are presented today (07/12/2016) at the Joint Congress of the British and Dutch Societies for Immunology, taking place in Liverpool, UK.

Reason why farm kids develop fewer allergies explained

Scientists have discovered why growing up on a farm might protect children from developing allergies. Using studies in both mice and humans, they found that exposure to farm dust increases expression of a protective protein that suppresses the inflammatory immune system by modifying the communication between the lining of the lungs and the immune system. The findings are presented today (07/12/16) at the Joint Congress of the British and Dutch Societies for Immunology, taking place in Liverpool, UK.

Postdoctoral clinical fellows

The Francis Crick Institute is breaking down barriers between basic and clinical research by supporting collaboration and the sharing of ideas, bringing more clinical expertise to the Crick and offering truly interdisciplinary training to scientists and clinicians.

Together with their partners, this helps them achieve their aim of creating the scientific leaders of the future and accelerates the movement of research ideas out of the lab and into clinical practice.

Doctoral clinical fellows

Applications are invited for the 2023 doctoral fellowships for clinicians programme at the Francis Crick Institute. These fellowships provide an opportunity for talented clinicians passionate about research, with a strong academic track record, to perform biomedical discovery research while following our three-year clinical PhD programme. This multidisciplinary research aims to understand why disease develops and to help improve disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Scientist- Immunology

If you are passionate about the immune system and how it can be targeted to provide therapeutic solutions, love diversity of research, enjoy communicating and enjoy working in a collaborative and innovative environment please apply to join our team.

Who are Nexus BioQuest:

Reader/Senior Lecturer

University of Glasgow have an opportunity for a Reader/Senior Lecturer to lead and undertake world-class research consistent with the research strategy of the School and College. You will build an internationally competitive and externally grant funded research program, publishing high impact research papers, presenting at international meetings/symposia, and participating in review and advisory groups and panels.