Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented with a vaccine?

A vaccine could be designed to cause the body’s own immune system to recognise and target the protein aggregates thought to underlie the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Such approaches have been developed but all failed in high profile clinical trials. Why have these promising approaches not yet been successful?

Museums at Night: Vaccination- Yes or No?

Explore the specimen filled Hunterian Museum at night for this special event looking at our changing attitudes to vaccination. The British Society for the History of Science ‘Strolling Players’ will perform their specifically commissioned piece designed to educate and delight. Hear the Medical Historian and author Dr Richard Barnett talk about disturbingly beautiful illustrations of infectious diseases from his book […]