Immunology

Stopping Parkinson's disease

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug usually used for type 2 diabetes.

Blood test to detect brain metastases

Cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk of developing brain metastasis, and can monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

The wearable device that bites

Martin Mintchev tells Sarah Campbell about the e-mosquito – which has been in development for 10 years and is hoped to help people monitor their type 1 diabetes.

Can tumour characteristics predict treatment success?

The molecular make-up of lung tumours could help identify patients who might benefit from immunotherapy treatment up front, a US study has found.

Assessing tuberculosis meningitis

Children with tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, it has been revealed.

Painless flu jab patch passes safety trials

A painless sticking plaster flu jab has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people.

Tracking and targeting virus and disease outbreaks

How do we predict outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases and what measures are taken at present to stop them spreading?

Under the microscope: Drosophila melanogaster

Under the microscope: Drosophila melanogaster

Microscope with artificial intelligence

A microscope that uses artificial intelligence to develop 3D images has been created.

New monotest system launched

Launch Diagnostics is pleased to introduce the new VIrClia monotest system, an indirect chemiluminescent immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against infectious diseases in human serum or plasma samples.

Are lab mice effective for research?

Laboratory mice may not be effective models for studying immune responses to disease.

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