REMINDER: Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease Seminar – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Title:  “Macrophage dynamics in helminth infection: Insights into type 2 immunity and tissue repair” Speaker:  Professor Judith Allen, University of Manchester Time:  12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue:  Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor Medical School. Abstract:  Macrophages activated by the Th2 cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 are found in high numbers at the site of helminth infection. Macrophage…

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REMINDER: Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease Seminar – Monday 6th March 2017

Title:  “Onset of viral encephalitis made clear in zebrafish” Speaker:  Dr Jean-Pierre Levraud, Institut Pasteur, Paris Time:  12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue:  Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor Medical School. Abstract:  Many viruses that generally cause mild disease sometimes reach the central nervous system (CNS) of a few individuals with devastating results. To better understand the host…

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Study prompts rethink on fighting infections

Researchers in Sheffield and Edinburgh have discovered that decreased oxygen levels in the body can alter the way immune cells behave. Low oxygen levels are a common problem for patients in intensive care or with chronic lung diseases. These patients are also prone to bacterial infections. This study investigated the link between low oxygen levels and…

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REMINDER: Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease Seminar – Thursday 2nd February 2017

Title:  “Novel mechanisms connecting diet, Kupffer cell activation and systemic lipid metabolism” Speaker:  Dr Clett Erridge, University of Leicester Time:  12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue:  Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor Medical School. Abstract:  Epidemiological studies have revealed that the interplay between environmental factors, inflammation and lipid metabolism plays a key role in regulating risk of coronary artery…

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