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The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has today published a report on its inquiry into the Ebola epidemic, quoting evidence submitted by the British Society for Immunology.

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The BSI has released the following statement in response to two announcements, one from the Migration Advisory Committee and one from the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE). 

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reported the identification in mice of a hormone able to prevent the age-associated reduction in thymus activity.

The BSI has released a statement in response to the Chancellor announcing the results of the Comprehensive Spending review that the Government has been conducting.

Professor Anne Cooke, Chair of British Society for Immunology Policy Forum, says it is key that health professionals have access to data from properly controlled clinical trials which are the cornerstone of all evidence-based medicine.

Professor Peter Openshaw, President of the British Society for Immunology, says the effects of innovations are hard to anticipate, and this is an example.

Professor Peter Openshaw, President of the British Society for Immunology says paper shows how careful you have to be in ensuring that samples from cases and controls are well-matched in big studies like this where many measurements are made.

Professor Peter Openshaw says tht although the authors acknowledge that cross-sectional studies raise questions rather than show causality, they conclude that domestic exposure to bleach may increase the risk of respiratory infections.



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