A new way to manage antibiotic allergies in Australia
Two million Australians self-report being allergic to penicillin, but most actually aren’t, leading to inferior treatments, say University of Melbourne experts.
Into the wild to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance stems from the bacterial war in nature and that is where researchers are looking for clues to fight it 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
Lifting the lid on HIV
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping to open up the HIV virus, exposing new treatment targets that could help eradicate the deadly disease.
Improving how we manage sepsis
Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early
Training for recovery before major surgery
University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications
Antibiotics during pregnancy and the link to a baby’s immune system
University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute researchers have found a link between taking antibiotics in pregnancy and child infection.
Why flu can be fatal
Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.