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How vaccinia virus tricks the immune system to escape antiviral defences

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 09:27

Jonas Dutra Albarnaz and Geoffrey L Smith Researchers from the Department of Pathology and the Gurdon Institute have uncovered a new mechanism by which pathogenic viruses antagonise our immune defences. Using molecular mimicry, the protein F14 from vaccinia virus (VACV) disables the immune response to inflammatory signals...

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Mayonnaise Miracle Babies

Thu, 25/11/2021 - 14:28

Ashley Moffett , Professor of Reproductive Immunology, has written a short-cut article in the London Review of Books on Mayonnaise Miracle Babies . In the article she writes about the development of immunosupressants and the problems of their use in women's reproductive health.

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What do parasites and plants have in common?

Thu, 28/10/2021 - 10:15

First front cover Catherine Merrick, Associate Professor in Parasitology, recently designed and published her first front cover for Trends in Parasitology ( April 2021 issue ). It accompanies the article 'Hypnozoites in Plasmodium : do parasites parallel plants?’ . This article also appeared in a Trends special collection...

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How herpes seizes proteins’ means of production

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 09:45

Scientists at Cambridge and EMBL Hamburg have helped to reveal how the herpes simplex virus hijacks human proteins The Graham and Crump group s at the University of Cambridge and the Svergun Group at EMBL Hamburg have discovered a mechanism by which the herpes simplex virus takes control of the molecular machinery of human...

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