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  1. 19 March 2024 - Health & Medicine

    What you need to know about new treatments for children with peanut allergies

    Three in 100 Aussie kids have a peanut allergy. New University of Melbourne research is investigating the benefits of new treatments and their value for money.

  2. 22 February 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 28 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 7 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  5. 27 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. Podcast8 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  7. 26 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 5 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 27 June 2018 - Under the Microscope

    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

  10. 12 April 2018 - Science Matters

    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.