Immunology and Infection
Tracking avian influenza to safeguard Australia
Outbreaks of avian influenza in the Northern Hemisphere represent a low risk for Australia but it demands close monitoring, says University of Melbourne expert
Cell research on rare disease finds new link to inflammation
Discovery of inflammatory driver in PRAAS may have implications for other diseases, showing worth of rare disease research, says University of Melbourne expert
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
Virus, pathogenesis, epidemiology and vaccination in the complex ecosystems of us
Electing to be vaccinated fulfils a very basic responsibility to ourselves, our family and the community, explains the University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty.
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
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