Spotlight on immunology

The careers section of this month’s edition of The Biologist, the magazine from the Royal Society of Biology, turns the spotlight on immunology. 
As well as outlining why careers in immunology are so great, it also features an interview with BSI member Emily Gwyer Findlay from the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. Emily discusses her career path, what her job involves and why she enjoys working in the field. You can read the full article here.


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Journals Highlight - Immunology of IgG4-related disease

Clinical and radiological presentation of IgG4-related disease IgG4-RD
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is a fibroinflammatory condition that derives its name from the characteristic finding of abundant IgG4+ plasma cells in affected tissues, as well as the presence of elevated serum IgG4 concentrations in many patients. In contrast to fibrotic disorders, such as systemic sclerosis or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in which the tissues fibrosis has remained largely intractable to treatment, many IgG4-RD patients appear to have a condition in which the collagen deposition is reversible.

In their article published in the August 2015 edition of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Della-Torre, Lanzillotta and Doglioni review the most recent insights on the immunology of IgG4-RD, focusing on the relative contribution of innate and adaptive immune responses to the full pathological phenotype of this fibrotic condition. Clinical, histological and therapeutic features are also addressed.

Read the article in full.

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