Cannibal immune cells could offer new treatment path
A type of immune cell can cannibalise properties of other cells, potentially creating new targets for therapies and vaccines say University of Melbourne experts
New immune cells help maintain breast health
A study with University of Melbourne found a new type of immune cell that helps keep breast tissue healthy within mammary ducts, where many breast cancers arise
Fighting infection with curiosity
University of Melbourne T cell researcher Laura Mackay's own bout with glandular fever inspired in her a drive to piece together the puzzle of our immune system
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.
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.