[ASC-media] Celiac disease; Immunology Day; Canada travel grants for journos

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Mon Apr 28 16:50:43 PDT 2014

Dear ASCers,

The molecular heart of celiac disease revealed on World Immunology Day

Researchers have discovered how our immune cells bind to wheat proteins - and trigger celiac disease.

In a paper overnight in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology a team of Australian, US and Dutch researchers have published the molecular details of the interaction between the immune system and the gluten which causes so much trouble for celiac patients.

It's early days, but their work opens the way to potential treatments and diagnostics.

Full paper and background at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/arc-imaging<http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/arc-imaging>

On the occasion of World Immunology Day - which is today - the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute here in Melbourne is offering to jab you with a flu vaccine, while researchers explain how it works over a biscuit and a cuppa.

Film-maker Sonya Pemberton will also be there to share her thoughts from meeting children and parents for her doco Jabbed (which was cruelly robbed of a Logie on the weekend!)

More details at: http://www.dayofimmunology.org.au/Home/

And a great opportunity for someone interested in health, environment or international development: a free trip to Canada to cover EcoHealth 2014. Freelancers and working journalists are invited to apply for these eight travel scholarships - covering flights, visas and accommodation in Montreal.

Read more about the scholarships at: http://www.wfsj.org/news/news.php?id=342

More details on these stories in our bulletin today: http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/bulletins/media-bulletin/celiac-disease-immunology-day-canada-travel-grants-for-journos

Kind regards,

Niall Byrne
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