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CIF2016 Speaker Line-up Announced

Feb 01, 2016
This year the Cambridge Immunology Forum will be taking place at Queens' College on Thursday 22nd September. We have a full line-up of confirmed international and national speakers.

Friday 18th September - Cambridge Immunology Forum Registration Deadline

Aug 13, 2015
Please register online by Friday 18th September http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=984

New Coordinator started part time

Apr 02, 2015
Janine Wilkinson has taken over the role of Cambridge Immunology Network Coordinator.

Immunology and Medicine Seminars

Aug 13, 2015
The new seminar list for Michaelmas is available - please add these dates into your diaries.

Cambridge Science Festival 2016

Jan 22, 2016
With events from astronomy to zoology, the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science. Once again, the Cambridge Immunology Network will have an exhibition "The Immune Army" kindly supported by the Babraham Institute

Francesco Colucci and collaborators in Nature Communications this week

Dec 10, 2014
Enrichment of CD56dimKIRþCD57þ highly cytotoxic NK cells in tumour-infiltrated lymph nodes of melanoma patients

New gel delivery system to help ease Ulcerative Colitis

Aug 13, 2015
A team of US researchers have developed a novel hydrogel that attaches to ulcers and slowly releases a drug to help treat them.

Immunomodulation of Selective Naive T Cell Functions by p110δ Inactivation Improves the Outcome of Mismatched Cell Transplantation in Cell Reports

Feb 05, 2015
Jean-Marc Doisne, Christian M. Hüber, Klaus Okkenhaug and Francesco Colucci in Cell Reports this week

New Nature Comms paper from Michelle Linterman, The Babraham Institute.

Feb 03, 2016

 
Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

Aug 25, 2015
Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.

New Immunology and Medicine Seminar Schedule for Lent Term 2016

Nov 24, 2015
The Cambridge Immunology Network has a new schedule of speakers for the Immunology and Medicine seminar series. Most speakers confirmed and titles to be confirmed.

Save the Date! - 2016 - PhD and Postdoc Day

Aug 13, 2015
The Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day will be on Tuesday May 31st, 2016.

Lalita Ramakrishnan elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences .

Apr 30, 2015
Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan announced as one of 84 new members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Andres Floto et al repurpose anticonvulsants as tuberculosis drug

Dec 30, 2014
Functional drug screening reveals anticonvulsants as enhancers of mTOR‐independent autophagic killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through inositol depletion

Sharon Peacock has been awarded a CBE

Jan 05, 2015
Professor Sharon Peacock has been awarded a CBE for her services to Medical Microbiology

Wellcome Trust award to study link between immune system and brain disorders

Dec 29, 2014
A Wellcome Strategic Award of £5 million includes is granted to a consortium of seven Universities including Cambridge and two companies.

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CIF2016 Speaker Line-up Announced

Feb 01, 2016

This year the Cambridge Immunology Forum will be taking place at Queens' College on Thursday 22nd September. We have a full line-up of confirmed international and national speakers.

Cambridge Science Festival 2016

Jan 22, 2016

With events from astronomy to zoology, the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science. Once again, the Cambridge Immunology Network will have an exhibition "The Immune Army" kindly supported by the Babraham Institute

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Leukotriene B4 amplifies eosinophil accumulation in response to nematodes

Patnode et. al. (2014) 

Eosinophil accumulation is a defining feature of the immune response to parasitic worm infection. Tissue-resident cells, such as epithelial cells, are thought to initiate eosinophil recruitment. However, direct recognition of worms by eosinophils has not been explored as a mechanism for amplifying eosinophil accumulation. Here, we report that eosinophils rapidly migrate toward diverse nematode species in three-dimensional culture.  

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