Insects have more complex immune systems than we thought
University of Melbourne researchers have found that insects and other invertebrates have complex immune systems which can be used to protect their offspring
Q&A: How immune cells could help diabetes and stroke
Immune cells could be key to treating conditions of the eye and brain like diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and stroke finds University of Melbourne- led research.
The global race to understand COVID-19 variants
A new trial including the University of Melbourne is investigating who could remain susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 variants after COVID-19 infection or vaccination
How your blood can help understand COVID-19 vaccine responses
A biobank will collect samples from those having their COVID-19 vaccine to help researchers understand coronavirus immunity, say University of Melbourne experts
Reinfection in COVID-19 – Part three
What are the implications of reinfection for vaccines, antibody passports and herd immunity asks University of Melbourne's Prof Peter Doherty?
Reinfection in COVID-19- Part two
What do cases of reinfection tell us about protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 asks the University of Melbourne’s Prof Peter Doherty?
Affinity, avidity, IgM, IgG, serological surveys and ‘antibody passports’
The University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty explains our immune response to COVID-19 and what 'antibody passports' look for after vaccination or infection.
How severe viral infections overwhelm immune cells
University of Melbourne researchers uncover new mechanisms behind how cancer and severe viral infections like HIV and COVID-19 can exhaust our immune systems
Finding the sex factor in immunity
A study on why men are more prone to obesity reveals the first real differences between female and male immune systems, says University of Melbourne experts.
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.