Tuberculosis – still a major killer
University of Melbourne researchers estimate for first time the burden of tuberculosis on adolescents and young adults, a group often ignored in disease control
The genes that turn malaria into a killer
University of Melbourne experts have discovered a group of proteins associated with the deadliest forms of malaria; this finding could help protect children.
Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus
University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.
But I got my flu shot? Why the flu vaccine works for some and not others
New research from the University of Melbourne has discovered why some people aren’t immune to the flu even after they’ve had the influenza vaccine.
Remembering Australia’s polio scourge
Polio epidemics were a scourge in Australia until the vaccine arrived; a University of Melbourne expert looks back at how polio was treated, and feared.
Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide
2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert
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.
Stopping the flu virus at the nose
University of Melbourne researchers find flu-fighting cells in our noses that can act as "nasal border patrol' against the influenza virus.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
Vaccination: A numbers game that adds up
While most Australian children are vaccinated, increasing the numbers further still will have lasting benefits for us all.