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. 

Modified flu virus that targets and kills cancer cells

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have received a grant from Prostate Cancer UK, as London continues to lead the way in advanced prostate cancer research.

Under the microscope: Streptomyces sp. myrophorea

This month: Streptomyces sp. myrophorea

Journal-based learning exercises

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Reprogramming immune sentinels

In a world first, a research team has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells.

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