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Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes Maori et al. 2019 Cell Reports DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2019.04.073; Maori et al. 2019 Molecular Cell DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2019.03.010; Heesterbeek et al. 2019 Nature Communications DOI: 10.15252/embj.201899852; Carty et al. 2019 Immunity DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2019.04.005 

T-cells attacking cancer cells

With the announcement of our exciting new partnership with the National Cancer Research Institute, our President, Professor Arne Akbar, discusses the history of research in the cancer immunology sphere and how we hope our new collaboration will fuel innovative approaches to treating these diseases.

On Saturday 16th March, the BSI took part in the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre. Throughout the day, BSI staff and volunteers delivered a range of activities focussed on vaccines and herd immunity. In this blog piece, volunteer Dr Ilaria Chicca gives her account of the day. 

Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work from BSI members that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes Svedberg F et al. 2019 Nature Immunology DOI:10.1038/s41590-019-0352-y; Palmer T et al. 2019 British Medical Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1161; Perucha E et al. 2019 Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08332-9

For World Tuberculosis Day, Pearl Gan, a photographer in residence at Oxford University, has created a photo-story documenting tuberculosis research and treatment efforts in Bandung, Indonesia. 

Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work from BSI members that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes  Denton A. et al. 2019 Journal of Experimental Medicine, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20181216; Duque-Correa M. et al. 2019 PLOS Pathogens, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007265; Miragaia R. et al. 2019 Immunity, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2019.01.001

Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes Spielmann G. et al. 2018 Journal of Applied Physiology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00789.2018; Russell A. et al. 2018 Psychoneuroendocrinology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.032; Rudkin F. et al. 2018 Nature Communications, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07738-1

Martin Raff

An interview with Professor Martin Raff on his seminal paper outlining how his research into lymphocytes led to his successful identification of Thy-1 as the marker for T cells.

Immunology cover

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations for Immunology, we present a collection of the 20 highest-cited papers from the journal’s archives.

In this guest blog post, BSI members John Tregoning and Cecilia Johansson discuss the importance of resilience in a scientific career and what strategies you can use to boost your coping techniques. 

Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work from BSI members that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes Melandri D. et al. 2018 Nature Immunology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41590-018-0253-5; Vento-Tormo R. et al. 2018 Nature DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0698-6; Vickery B. P. et al. 2018 The New England Journal of Medicine DOI: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1812856   

The British Society for Immunology, in partnership with the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, MS Society and Versus Arthritis, recently hosted a parliamentary event to raise awareness into autoimmune conditions and to ask MPs and other stakeholders to pledge their support using the hashtag #AutoimmuneAware.

Read about how the BSI made a difference to the career of BSI Trustee Sheena Cruickshank.

Read about our first ever Parliamentary event on 'The Future of Immunology'

On 18 September, NHS Digital published their annual Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics. In this blog, we examine the data and discuss how we can improve on vaccine coverage across the UK. 

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