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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 from BSI members that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes: Legut et al 2017 Blood DOI: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2017-05-787598; Jeffery et al 2017 Journal of Autoimmunity DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaut.2017.10.001; Kishore et al 2017 Immunity  DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2017.10.017

In this article from the November issue of Immunology News, Martin Broadstock from the MRC discusses the rationale behind their new Vaccine Networks and what they hope to achieve through this new initiative. 

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:  Osbourn et al. 2017 Immunity 47 739–751 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2017.09.015Gray et al. 2017 Thorax  DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210134Fernandez et al. 2017 Nature Immunology DOI: 10.1038/ni.3849

The latest annual report on Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics for England, was published by NHS Digital on 20 September.  This blog delves into the data to discuss what implications this has for us.

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: Diaz-Muñoz et al. 2017 Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00454-2Gilbert et al. 2017 Science Advances DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700898Sousa et al. 2017 Peptides DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peptides.2017.07.013

The 2017 British Society for Immunology Congress takes place in t Brighton on 4–7 December 2017. To whet your appetite, we’ve come up with six reasons why you should join us there.

Last year the Government announced its plans to develop an Industrial Strategy which would define leading sector areas that can increase productivity and drive growth across the country. The life sciences sector was identified as one of five sectors of key strategic importance to the national economy and will be the focus of a sector deal. To recognise the full capabilities of the sector, the Government commissioned the publication of a Life Science Industrial Strategy to recommend how to utilise existing strengths to boost economic growth while bringing increased benefit to patients. 

The BSI recently funded a Communicating Immunology Grant to BSI member Alice Halliday to produce a film about tuberculosis (TB). Here, Alice tells us more about the global issues surrounding TB and the work her team are doing to improve knowledge and awareness around this issue in London communities. 

Medical student Laetitia Jervis received a British Society for Immunology Summer Placement Award to fund her placement at the Institute of Child Health. Here, she discusses her placement and tells us what she gained from the experience.

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: Yu et al. 2017 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2017.05.023; Blundell et al. 2017 Journal of Biological Chemistry doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.795047; Grant et al. 2017 Journal of Virology doi:10.1128/JVI.02157-16

Parliamentary Links Day brings together scientists, learned societies and member of parliament annually at Portcullis House in Westminster. The theme of this year's event was 'UK Science and Global Opportunities'. The BSI's intern, Julia Deathridge, reports on highlights of last week's events.  

 

 

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.

Find out more about the new BSI careers survey, the rationale behind it and how we hope it will inform our work.

Medical student Charlotte Grant received a British Society for Immunology Summer Placement Grant to fund her medical elective to The Gambia, working in the MRC Unit on tuberculosis research.  Here, she tells us about the experience.

Tuberculosis

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: Villiani et al. 2017, Science doi: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6335/eaah4573, McCulloch et al. 2017, Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms15051, Schnettger et al. 2017, Cell Host and Microbe doi 10.1016/j.chom.2017.04.004 

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