Locked and loaded: Using genomic sequencing to target COVID-19’s weak spots
A new open-access tool, COVID-3D, harnesses SARS-CoV-2 genomic information to ensure therapeutic efforts remain effective say University of Melbourne experts.
How severe viral infections overwhelm immune cells
University of Melbourne researchers uncover new mechanisms behind how cancer and severe viral infections like HIV and COVID-19 can exhaust our immune systems
Your protective Igs: The major focus of COVID-19 vaccines
As a scientists around the world continue to work on a COVID-19 vaccine – a University of Melbourne expert explains how and why they work at a cellular level.
Testing wildlife could stop pandemics in their tracks
The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.
Immunity to COVID-19: Lessons from malaria
The University of Melbourne has contributed to new research that finds advances in malaria immunity surveillance may help us rapidly respond to COVID-19.
Coming clean on hand sanitisers
A University of Melbourne expert says clarifying the distinction between ’therapeutic’ and ‘cosmetic’ hand sanitisers is critical in the fight against COVID-19.
Penguin viruses in the frozen continent
A University of Melbourne researcher visited Antarctica to study bird viruses in penguins, identifying new strains and how they might travel between continents.
Don’t blame the pangolin (or any other animal) for COVID-19
Animals may be the original hosts for viruses such as COVID-19, but the causes of transmission to humans are our fault, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Flattening the curve to help Australia’s hospitals prepare
University of Melbourne mathematical modelling helps us understand whether Australia is flattening the COVID-19 curve and whether our hospitals are prepared.
Modelling the spread of COVID-19
Forecasting the spread of COVID-19 including undetected cases is difficult but important; a University of Melbourne scientist has an app to track the outlook.