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New atlas revealed of bone marrow haematopoiesis during development

A new study published this week in Nature, provides the most detailed analysis so far of the prenatal development of blood and immune cells in the bone marrow.

Changes in blood cell production over the human lifetime may hold clues to patterns of disease

A new paper published this week in Cell Reports reveals that changes in the gene expression of blood stem cells occur across the human lifetime; an important step in the understanding and treatment of blood disorders.

Promising discovery for treatment of neuromuscular diseases

Research led by Carlo Rinaldi and Catheryn Lim discovered that a naturally-occurring isoform of an androgen receptor can be used in therapy for spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, and shows potential for other diseases.

Vaccine for TB receives a $1.5 million funding boost

The Oxford-run VALIDATE Network has received $1.5 million in funding for its tuberculosis vaccine work from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Virtual Immunisation Update Training – 25 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

A free immunisation update training for General Practice Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners who administer/advise about immunisations within the BOB and Frimley ICS. **This is an online training and will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.**

Virtual Immunisation Update Training – 26 January 2022

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

A free immunisation update training for General Practice Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners who administer/advise about immunisations within the BOB and Frimley ICS. **This is an online training and will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.**

How does herd immunity work?

‘Herd immunity’ or 'herd protection' gives protection to vulnerable people such as newborn babies, elderly people and those who are too sick to be vaccinated.

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How do vaccines work?

This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

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