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The genetic basis of meningococcal carriage

Imperial College Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, London, UK

The human nasopharynx is the primary site of residence of the important human pathogen, N. meningitidis.


The human mucosal immune response to Neisseria meningitidis.

Bristol University, Bristol, UK

Natural vaccination through colonisation by the meningococcus or by related organisms such as N.


The rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in cerebrospinal fluid.

Cardiff Public Health Laboratory, Cardiff, UK

Tuberculosis (TB) is the major global infectious cause of death.


The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF), High Mobility Group 1 (HMG-1) and Macrophage Inhibitory Cytokines in the Pathophysiology of Meningococcal Disease in Children

Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK

Despite more intensive medical management and the recent anti-endotoxin and cytokine therapies the mortality and  morbidity of patients with meningococcal disease (MCD) remains significant. The...


Unencapsulated killed whole cells as an intranasal vaccine to prevent pneumococcal meningitis and invasive disease

Children's Hospital, Boston, USA

Newly-licensed heptavalent capsular conjugate pneumococcal vaccines have been shown to be effective in the prevention of bacteremia (and thus likely meningitis) in young children. While universal...


Vaccine potential and functional attributes of TspA, a potent CD4+ T-cell and B-cell stimulating neisserial protein

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Results from this study have been published in scientific journals as follows: Hadi HA, Wooldridge KG, Robinson K, Ala'Aldeen DA. Identification and characterization of App: an immunogenic...


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