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Immunology in the news

Immunology in the news

28 September marks World Rabies Day, a day of action to raise awareness about rabies prevention.

This is the BSI response to the publication of the 2016 - 17 immunisations statistics for England. 

A presentation being made at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Milan today has reported on findings from a study examining the use of disinfectant by nurses and their subsequent likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Syringe needle in bottle

The 2017 Lasker Award has been given to Douglas R Lowy and John T Schiller in recognition of their work developing the HPV vaccine.

The government has published a Brexit position paper outlining plans for continued collaboration in science and innovation post-Brexit.

Our response to the Government commissioned report on the UK's Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Our response to a study published in the Journal of Immunology looking at how carbon nanoparticles (such as those found in air pollution) can alter structure and function of certain proteins of the immune system.

Our response to a BMJ article calling for healthcare professionals to drop the message to 'complete the course' of antibiotics to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Our response to the Government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decision regarding extending Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to adolescent boys.

Here's our selection of the top immunology stories in the news this week.

The Government has published its response to the National Data Guardian’s Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-outs.


The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the numbers of animals used in research in the UK for 2016.


Here's our selection of the top immunology stories in the news this week.

Our response to research linking maternal sugar consumption during pregnancy to allergy in the offspring.



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