News and events
The Infection and Immunity Theme Seminars are held at the Institute of Child Health on Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Full programme details are available from the Infection and Immunity Theme Seminars page, or contact Sue Ballard for further information.
Advances in Primary Immunodeficiency, 12-14 March 2012
A Winter School run by the UCL Centre for Immunodeficiency
Location: Cumberland Lodge, Great Park, Windsor
Programme: Scientific advances in the basic mechanisms and management of PID
Highlights: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, Myeloid Disorders including Leukocyte Adhesion Defect and Chronic Granulomatous Disease, Advances in Bone Marrow Transplantation.
To apply and for further information please see attached documents:
CENTRE FOR IMMUNODEFICIENCY (CID)
The Centre for Immunodeficiency is dedicated to development of improved therapies for
patients with inherited disorders of the immune system through high quality science and
clinical care. Go to our web pages www.centreforimmunodeficiency.com
Gene Therapy for CGD
The use of gene therapy for chronic granulomatous disorder is a third success for GOSH. See BBC report 29/02/2012
New approach on BMT infections
Children who have bone marrow transplants are often vulnerable to
dangerous viral infections. A new technique using white cells from the
donor has been backed by the Technology Strategy Board. More information.
Gene therapy cure for children born unable to fight infection
Papers published in US medical journal Science Translational Medicine reported success in two established gene therapy programmes to cure children born unable to fight infection. The programmes, which looked at X-SCID and ADA-SCID, were led by Professors Adrian Thrasher and Bobby Gaspar of the UCL Institute of Child Health. See summary of media coverage.
Visit the GOSH/ICH Press Office for further news
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