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  1. 9 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 3 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 25 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 10 July 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  5. 20 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 21 April 2020 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  7. 15 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 8 April 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  9. 28 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 23 March 2020 - Science Matters

    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.