This week (24 – 31 April) is Allergy Awareness Week. Allergy is now the most common chronic disease in Europe, with 44% of people in the UK having at least one allergy. To raise awareness of allergy, how it affects people’s lives and how immunology research can help to develop new diagnostics and treatments, on Wednesday 26 April, the BSI is highlighting some of our recent resources and publications on social media throughout the day.
Highlights of our resources
- Allergies: an inflammatory subject. Read this fascinating article from our 60th anniversary report containing interviews with leading researchers in the field telling the tale of allergy research and what the future holds for this exciting discipline.
- Allergy briefing - read our new policy briefing summarising our current knowledge on allergy and highlighting the importance of supporting allergy research
- Making sense of allergies – our guide produced with Sense About Science to discuss the science behind allergies, what we know and what we still need to find out.
- Allergies and immunity – watch our video interview with Dr Fiona Culley from Imperial College London about what allergy is, how they develop and what the current and potential future treatments are.
- Allergy testing: skin prick test – Dr Fiona Culley and Dr Akhilesh Jha from Imperial College London talk us through how an allergy skin prick test is carried out.
- Our BiteSized Immunology resource, we have several articles to allow you to discover more about the science behind allergy and anaphylaxis.
- New Clinical & Experimental Immunology paper on “UK NEQAS survey of allergen component testing across the United Kingdom and other European countries” (free to view)
- Clinical & Experimental Immunology paper on “Low immunoglobulin E flags two distinct types of immune dysregulation” (free to view)
Follow our social media channels to find out more:
- BSI Twitter channel - @britsocimm
- BSI Facebook page
- BSI Instagram page - britsocimm
- Clinical & Experimental Immunology journal Twitter channel - @CEIjournal
- Immunology journal Twitter channel - @immjournal