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  1. 28 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Joining the dots on diabetes and COVID-19

    People living with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic need some extra steps to protect their health, advise experts including the University of Melbourne.

  2. 23 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    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?

  3. 17 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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?

  4. 9 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Reinfection in COVID-19

    SARS-CoV-2 mutational ‘bar codes’ can be used to test whether someone has been reinfected by COVID-19 virus says University of Melbourne expert Peter Doherty

  5. 4 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 19 August 2020 - Health & Medicine

    The ugly truth

    We say looks don't matter but University of Melbourne research finds more evidence that they do; understanding our response to ugliness can help counteract it

  7. 15 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind the search for a COVID-19 vaccine

    In a special report, University of Melbourne researchers take us behind the science of creating, testing and distributing a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic

  8. Podcast20 May 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Lessons for a future pandemic

    Professor Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne discusses the latest COVID-19 drug and vaccine research, and how best to prepare for future pandemic

  9. 20 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Immunity to COVID-19: Lessons from malaria

    The University of Melbourne has contributed to new research that finds advances in malaria immunity surveillance may help us rapidly respond to COVID-19.

  10. 19 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Understanding the response of our immune system’s powerful army

    New University of Melbourne research investigates why our immune systems can swing from cytokine storm to immune suppression fighting infections like COVID-19.