Immunology

Anaphylaxis: a personal account

Have you ever associated food with fatality? Have you ever felt anxious, as if you could be eating your Last Supper? Oli Weatherall has.

HIV “reservoir” finding

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can suppress HIV to the point where the virus is nearly undetectable, and people on medication can live for many years. 

The danger in our drinking water

Plastics in our wastewater are breaking down into tiny particles and causing potentially catastrophic consequences for our health.

Sepsis and antibiotics

The ADAPT-Sepsis Trial Coordinating team explains how NHS biochemistry teams are leading in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Testosterone plea

Calls have been made for testosterone to be licensed in the UK for post-menopausal women.

“Life changing” drug deal

Families have welcomed a deal which will make two “life-changing” cystic fibrosis drugs available to eligible patients in Scotland. 

Helpful and harmful gut immune cells

A type of immune cell that contributes to inflammatory bowel disease exists in two forms – “good” and “bad”.

New barometer for inflammatory disease

A unique discovery about the nature of neutrophils may lead to new models for diagnosing and tracking inflammatory diseases such as cancer and osteoarthritis. 

What’s in a name?

The role of the biomedical scientist has evolved, but more work is needed to change public awareness.

Autoimmunity symposium

To celebrate the launch of the Zenit PRO, Menarini Diagnostics hosted an Autoimmunity symposium. This was attended by scientific staff from across the country despite very challenging weather conditions. The following is an account by Ms Amani Elhouderi of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; reflecting on the day’s events.

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