Deciphering ‘cell talk’ to understand our evolution
By understanding how cells communicate, researchers including University of Melbourne hope to gain insights into how multicellular life first came to exist.
Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of a major cancer gene
Genetic research, involving the University of Melbourne, has identified a vulnerability of lymphoma cells that may lead to a new approach for cancer treatment.
What malaria can tell us about ‘switching off’ diseases like HIV
New University of Melbourne research on our body’s inflammation response to malaria could open up new treatments for viral and autoimmune diseases like HIV.
Stopping healthy cells from self-destructing
Scientists from WEHI and the University of Melbourne have developed a world-first compound that keeps cells alive and functioning when they would otherwise die.
Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue
Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.
Prostate cancer: Starving out the enemy
Joint research by Monash University and University of Melbourne finds blocking a cell's access to 'fuel' could help develop a new therapy for prostate cancer.
Putting cancer cells to sleep
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI have uncovered a whole new class of drug compounds that could put some specific cancer cells to "sleep".
On the ‘breadcrumb trail’ of aggressive lung cancer
For the first time, University of Melbourne/WEHI researchers have shown that alterations to two cell ‘pathways' cause aggressive lung adenocarcinomas.
But I got my flu shot? Why the flu vaccine works for some and not others
New research from the University of Melbourne has discovered why some people aren’t immune to the flu even after they’ve had the influenza vaccine.
Armour against malaria
Efforts to develop a malaria vaccine have been boosted by the discovery that we can trap parasite-killing immune cells in the liver to stop malaria cold.