Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids
New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.
How do we overcome two global health pandemics?
As the world rolls out COVID-19 vaccines, the obesity pandemic remains – but new University of Melbourne research into the Yap protein may help to change that.
The tiny world of peptides
Health and cosmetic products contain peptides for a range of uses. Dr Troy Attard from University of Melbourne explains peptides and what they're used for.
Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of a major cancer gene
Genetic research, involving the University of Melbourne, has identified a vulnerability of lymphoma cells that may lead to a new approach for cancer treatment.
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne-led research finds that a protein helping plants to grow under salt stress shares features with Tau, the protein linked to Alzheimer's.
Our cancer preventing genes revealed
In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.
Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth
An international team of scientists have identified several proteins that are essential to producing the main component of plant cell walls – cellulose.