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  1. 15 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 18 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 15 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 22 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 3 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 8 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The flu-hunters

    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.

  7. 18 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 24 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Why science matters: Five of the best stories

    A potential ebola vaccine, water on Mars, record warming, 3D body parts and the cancer risks involved in eating processed meat all made 2015 science headlines.