Latest News

First person given possible vaccine in Africa

First person given possible vaccine in Africa

Posted 14/10/2014

The first trials in Africa of a potential Ebola vaccine have started on health workers in Mali. Mali currently has no Ebola cases but it borders Guinea, where the outbreak began. The trials are hoping to determine whether the potential vaccine is safe and whether it increase immunity against Ebola.  Safety trials of this vaccine began a few weeks ago at the Jenner Institute. The healthy people ...

Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

Posted 16/11/2018
New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce new, safe antibiotics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other disease-causing bacteria.  The full paper, ‘Structural insights into tunicamycin’s toxic interactions with the human N-linked glycosylation pathway allows the identification of non-toxic antibiotics effective against tuberculosis in mice,’ can be read in the journal Cell.

If you have news or events that you would like to be added to this website, please email us details. If possible, please include a picture and links to further information.