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Oxford has fantastic strength in basic immunology research.

basic immunology

Oxford has a wonderful history in immunology research, including determining the structure of antibodies and uncovering the function of lymphocytes. The foundation for understanding human immune disorders and infection is built on the knowledge gained from basic research. 

 

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Defining the role of resident memory B cells in the fight against influenza

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology have used 3D and live-imaging to show how resident memory B cells boost antibodies to fight influenza.

New therapeutic target identified in spondyloarthritis

A new study published in Nature Communications identifies a key driver of joint and intestinal inflammation that could lead to future treatment of the chronic inflammatory disease.

Researchers identify link in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reveals how IL-10 and PGE2 work together to prevent inflammatory tissue damage and maintain a healthy gut balance

Dissecting TNF signalling in inflammatory disease

New research from Dr Richard Williams’ group at the Kennedy Institute suggests a route for the development of more selective – and effective – therapies for immune-mediated inflammatory disease.