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

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

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 https://doi.org/10.1111/cei.13125

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

Our response to paper on fish oil and probiotic supplements during pregnancy reducing the risk of food allergies and eczema in children. 

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

Our response to the WHO announcement that the number of measles cases in Europe has risen by 400% in the past year. 

Our response to news stories on a new vaccine-based immunotherapy to treat grass pollen allergy

Our response to a paper published in Science on a new approach to develop a universal flu vaccine

Swine flu virus. Credit: NIAID

The BSI has issued a statement in response to ongoing media stories about the current flu outbreak in the UK. 

BSI statement in response to BMJ report on use of animal studies in the development of a TB vaccine.

Our response to the publication of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy

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

BSI statement in response to news reports of a measles outbreak in Liverpool and Leeds. 

The BSI has released a statement in response to the news that Dr Patrick Vallance has been appointed the new governement Chief Scientific Advisor. 

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