I hope, as you read this, that you and your family are safe and well in these difficult times. Although lockdown restrictions are easing, the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus has not gone away...
Using our immune system to fight COVID-19
There is something unusual about the initial—or innate—immune response to COVID-19 compared to usual influenza patterns. The disease severity is…
Inflammation and infectious diseases
Severe COVID-19 infection presents as excessive lung inflammation, involving the build-up of cells and fluid in the lungs. This phenomenon,…
Hyper-acute inflammation in COVID-19
Sepsis is a hyper-acute inflammatory response leading to life-threatening organ dysfunction. Sepsis is usually caused by bacterial infections; however, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates that hyper-acute inflammation can also be part of viral infections.
Gut feeling leads to ground-breaking microbiome research
World-leading experts are uniting to investigate the interaction of the innate immune system with the microbiome and pathogens. [caption id="attachment_20761"…
Dr Shayanti Mukherjee
Leading women’s health scientist Dr Shayanti Mukherjee is developing new nanomaterials to help stem cell-based treatments improve the lives of…
Shedding light on childhood brain cancer
Why is the most common form of childhood brain tumour seen more in boys than girls? In discovering the answer,…