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How blood and immune systems form in developing bone marrow

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Researchers have found that in the space of just a few weeks, numerous blood and immune cell types emerge from developing bone marrow, including key white blood cells that…

Development study reveals origins of inflammatory bowel disease

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A development study, led by one of Newcastle BRC’s theme leads, has produced publications outlining the origins of several diseases.

The papers, published in Nature, are the work of the…

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases versus those with severe covid-19

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The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more…

Meet the researcher: Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

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In our fourth ‘Meet the researcher’ post, we talk to Muzlifah Haniffa, Professor Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at Newcastle…

Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered

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Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease.

The researchers from the…

BRC theme lead takes part in Human Cell Atlas COVID symposium

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Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, lead for the Skin and Oral Disease theme with the NIHR Newcastle BRC, is part of a global, virtual symposium on the Human Cell Atlas and…

Leading scientist elected to prestigious Academy

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected prominent Newcastle Professor, Muzlifah Haniffa to their Fellowship.

Fellows to the Academy are chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via…

Key nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 entry points

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Two specific cell types in the nose have been identified as likely initial infection points for COVID-19, new research has revealed.

Scientists, including experts at Newcastle University, have discovered that…

Newcastle BRC’s Professor Muzlifah Haniffa part of team to develop first cell atlas of human thymus gland

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Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, NIHR Newcastle BRC Skin & Oral Disease Theme Lead, alongside researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and Ghent University, Belgium, has helped to…