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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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Naturally occurring compound spermidine boosts vaccine responses in old mice

A new study by Kennedy Institute's Professor Katja Simon, and colleagues published in Molecular Cell shows that spermidine, a naturally occurring metabolite found in most human cell types, boosts antibody production in both old mice and immune cells from the elderly.

Dialling down inflammation in psoriasis

A collaborative study between the Kennedy Institute and MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) identifies a new pathway that limits the severity of inflammatory skin disease.

Geometry is key to T-cell triggering

Kennedy researchers and Columbia University engineers discover geometric underpinnings of T-cell stimulation through precise engineering of T-cell receptor geometry, building a 3D nanofabricated biomimetic surface that simulates the key components of an antigen-presenting cell.