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Immunology in the news

Our response to news that the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology 2018 has been awarded to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their work on cancer and the immune system. 

BBC Trustee interviewed about rise in allergies on BBC Radio 4 Today and BBC Breakfast

Our response to the publication of the NHS Immunisation Statistics, England 2017-18

Measles virus. 3D illustration showing structure of measles virus with surface glycoprotein spikes heamagglutinin-neuraminidase and fusion protein

Our response to news that measles cases in Europe have soared in the first six months of this year

Syringe needle in bottle

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that adolescent boys in England will routinely be given the HPV vaccine. 

The Home Office has published statistics on the number of animals used in research in 2017.

Our response to the JCVI's statement on whether adolescent boys should receive the HPV vaccine. 

BSI Trustee and Public Engagement Secretary Professor Sheena Cruickshank was profiled in this week’s The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4. 

On the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency (UKPID) Registry, the publication of their Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) report offers the most comprehensive view to date of this small but significant group of UK patients. This report, published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology, provides valuable information on PID in the UK, especially regarding delays to diagnosis. The longer it takes for a patient to be diagnosed, the less well the patient may do in the long-term, so this information is key in helping patients in the future.

Shillitoe et al. 2018 The United Kingdom Primary Immune Deficiency (UKPID) registry 2012 to 2017. Clinical & Experimental Immunology

The British Society for Immunology welcomes a new framework document published by the Brexit Department detailing a plan for the UK's relationship with the EU for science after Brexit

Our response to a paper in Nature Reviews Cancer on the environmental factors associated with the development of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Our response to new research on a molecule to target the common cold virus

BSI statement into response to the Cochrane review on the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine

The European Commission has today published a series of recommendations for how the EU should strengthen cooperation in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Saturday 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day. 



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