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Morning jabs better for flu vaccination – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 27th, 2016.

Influenza vaccinations are more effective in the morning, reports a new study. The UK research, published in the journal Vaccine, compared the immune response of 276 older adults vaccinated in the morning  or afternoon, and found that morning-vaccinated people had more influenza-fighting antibodies when tested one month later Read more about the study on The Science […]

Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 4th, 2011.

The Nobel Prize, the highest honour in science, was today awarded to three distinguished researchers in the field of Physiology and Medicine. This year’s Nobel Laureates have revolutionised our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation. Scientists have long been searching for the gatekeepers of the immune response by which […]

Biochemist Bridget Stocker on Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on September 8th, 2011.

Malaghan Institute biochemist Bridget Stocker was interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon Show. Dr Stocker shares her background in New Zealand and Switzerland and talks about her current research, which focuses on the use of carbohydrates to stimulate an immune response against cancer. She also weighs in on the current […]

RadioLive: Janine Duckworth on the ‘pill’ for possums

John Kerr posted in on March 28th, 2011.

RadioLive EnviroNews: Graeme Hill interviews Janine Duckworth, Landcare Research’s pest control specialist, on a new vaccine that might control the possum population in New Zealand. The vaccine, rather than killing possums, aims to cause infertility – leading to an eventual decline in numbers. You can listen to the full interview here

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