Immunology

The great big biomedical science quiz: 2021 roundup

As we say goodbye to 2021, we finish the year with two rounds of questions to test members’ knowledge on the pandemic and science headlines from the last 12 months. (Scroll to the bottom for a link to the answers.)

The science of nephrotoxicity

Shahid Nazir Muhammad, Academic and Chartered Scientist, and Claire Corps, Research and Clinical Scientist, give an overview of how kidney transplants in paediatrics can survive with immunosuppression therapy.

Under the microscope: Fomitopsis officinalis

This month: Fomitopsis officinalis

Trial campaign to reduce opioids "is effective"

A campaign that urged GPs to “think twice” before putting a patient on opioid medicines is effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care, according to a major study.

Jabs and long Covid

Vaccines reduce the odds of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but also long COVID, says Dr Rose Penfold, discussing her new study.

My lab: The immunology laboratory

Medical Laboratory Assistant Muneebah Jasat gives a guided tour of her lab at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Test distinguishes SARS-CoV-2

A tablet-sized device has been developed that can detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously.

Smallpox, salmonella and sacrifice

Stephen Mortlock looks back at the history of the Aztec civilisation, the diseases that struck and the treatments that were created.

Urgent need for early COVID-19 treatments

COVID-19 treatments for people with early infection are needed urgently, according to Anthony S Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

What is long COVID?

Dr David Strain, a Senior Clinical Lecturer, is heading up the British Medical Association’s work on the long-term impact of COVID-19. Here he explains what we know so far about long COVID.

New biomarker to prevent graft-versus-host disease

A recent report sheds light on immune cell biomarkers that may reveal which patients are most at risk for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

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