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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. 

T lymphocytes attacking cancer cell

To celebrate the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology going to cancer immunotherapy, we've put together a short collection of papers from our journals featuring recent studies on checkpoint inhibitors.

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: Stathapoulou et al.2018 Immunity DOI: https://doi.org/10/1016/j.immuni.2018.05.006; Metidji et al. 2018 Immunity DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2018.07.010; Szabady et al 2018 Journal of Clinical Investigation DOI: https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI96817

Parliamentary Links Day is an annual event which brings together scientists, learned societies and members of parliament at Portcullis House in Westminster. The theme of this year's event was ‘Science and the Industrial Strategy’.

The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. In celebration of World Microbiome Day on 27 June, the British Society for Immunology and the Microbiology Society have collaborated to curate a freely-available collection of microbiome research and review articles published in our journals. This unique collaboration breaks traditional disciplinary boundaries, bringing together those within the microbiology and immunology communities who have shared interests in how the microbiota function.

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