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The 19th Cambridge Immunology Forum – ‘Cancer Immunology' 20th September

The 2018 meeting focused on the complex and fascinating area of “Cancer-Immunology”, covering aspects from basic science through to clinical application. Bringing together world leaders in Cancer immunology to provide a platform for scientific discussion, collaboration and the promotion of this exciting and developing field of research. Thanks to all who attended, see you next year!

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Public Engagement!

Hayfever causing you havoc? Is asthma proving to be an annoyance? This week, we’re talking allergies. What causes them, and can we reverse them? We talk to one specialist who’s making great strides in doing just that. Also...To unpack what an allergy actually is, and what’s going on in the body when someone has an allergic reaction, Chris Smith spoke to Eoin McKinney - an immunologist at Cambridge University. First of all Chris asked Eoin to explain exactly what an allergy is...

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Immunology PhD and Postdoc Committee

Want to be part of the Immunology PhD and Postdoc Committee - Join us!

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Patient and Public Involvement

Many members of the Cambridge Immunology Network are active in PPI. Find out more about who is involved and why PPI is important

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Sep 21, 2018

Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”

Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan elected Fellow of The Royal Society

May 10, 2018

Lalita Ramakrishnan is the Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge and has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society (2018). She studies tuberculosis disease pathogenesis in the zebrafish. The zebrafish is genetically tractable and optically transparent enabling the manipulation and monitoring of infection in real-time. The use of the zebrafish has led to surprising discoveries about TB that have immediate clinical implications.

Typhoid outbreak: genetic cause of extensive drug resistance found

Feb 20, 2018

The results suggest that treatment options for typhoid treatment are running out and preventative strategies are needed. “We have used genetic sequencing to uncover how this particular strain of typhoid became resistant to several key antibiotics. Sporadic cases of typhoid with these levels of antimicrobial resistance have been seen before, but this is the first time we’ve seen an ongoing outbreak – which is concerning.” Professor Gordon Dougan, a senior author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge Department of Medicine

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Jun 23, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production.

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