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  1. 12 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease

    University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.

  2. 21 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 12 September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    How our ‘avian athletes’ could spread influenza

    New research including University of Melbourne shows migratory birds are exposed to a pathogenic strain of bird flu before they arrive on Australian shores.

  4. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Viruses on the wing

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.

  5. 19 February 2019 - Health & Medicine

    Our ‘killer’ cells’ role in life-long flu vaccine

    Killer immune cells that can fight all strains of flu virus provide the potential for a universal, one-shot flu vaccine, University of Melbourne research shows

  6. Podcast9 January 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Defining a pathogen

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast brings together two world-leaders in microbiology and immunology.

  7. 22 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  8. 22 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stopping the flu before it takes hold

    University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.

  9. 28 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever

    Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.