Immunology

Cholera vaccine: single dose more effective?

New research shows that giving a stronger single dose of a live oral cholera vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.

Science news in numbers: January 2018

A breakdown of science news this month.

"HIV vaccine design shows promise"

A novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate has stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV.

Four decades of tuberculosis

Professor Douglas Young discusses the last 40 years of tuberculosis research, as he hangs up his lab coat for the final time.

Chemo-boosting Drug

Drugs developed to treat heart and blood vessel problems could be used in combination with chemot

UK biomedical catalyst award

Centauri Therapeutics Ltd, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer, has been awarded up to £945,000 under Innovate UK’s Biomedical Catalyst programme.

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.

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