MRC Human Immunology Unit
We are a leading research centre in human immunology and the development of treatments against infectious diseases, cancer, allergy and autoimmune disease.
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A single cycle influenza virus coated in H7 haemagglutinin generates neutralizing antibody responses to haemagglutinin and neuraminidase glycoproteins and protection from heterotypic challenge.
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Self-Maintaining CD103+ Cancer-Specific T Cells Are Highly Energetic with Rapid Cytotoxic and Effector Responses.
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4 September 2020
New Nature Immunology paper finds strong T cell responses in recovered COVID-19 patients
7 July 2020
A new study finds T cell immune response variation in recovered COVID-19 patients, including epitopes potentially important for vaccine design.
6 July 2020
A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched.
9 June 2020
The study builds on a successful collaboration and will compare T cell and antibody responses to uncover the role of ‘background’ immunity to virus strains already in circulation, including infections with similar coronaviruses.