Being bold in medical research
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s work led to the first new treatment for lupus in over 50 years but there is much more to do and she says researchers need to be bold
Engineering cancer defence for the brain
Brain cancer kills more Australian children than other cancers; University of Melbourne research finds genetically engineered killer T-cells could change that.
The cells giving our immune system more punch
Scientists are racing to work out how to harness infection-fighting T cells to fight diseases like cancer, including researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Tapping into the power of unusual white blood cells
A University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute researcher is probing unusual T cells in the immune system to find new ways of combating diseases
The mind behind prize winning science
Professor Jacques Miller from WEHI and the University of Melbourne has been recognised with a prestigious Japan Prize for his pioneering immunology research.
Peter Doherty, 20 years after the Nobel Prize
Professor Peter Doherty shared medicine's Nobel Prize 20 years ago for his work fighting cancer. Today, this unconventional immunologist is still making waves.
The immune legions fighting Legionnaires’ disease
Researchers solve immunity puzzle in lung tissue and reveal previously unknown ‘immune cell circuitry’ as secret weapon in front line defence against Legionella
From life in the zoo to breakthroughs in the lab
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s passion to make a difference drove a breakthrough in the treatment of lupus