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People who have recovered from COVID-19, and their close contacts, could hold the key to understanding how immunity to the disease develops, how long it lasts and what happens when immunity is lost.

11 October 2020
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Institute researchers are working towards a potential treatment to slow the progression of motor neuron disease (MND), offering hope to people with this debilitating and incurable illness.

8 October 2020
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Targeting a ‘cell survival’ protein could be a valuable new approach to treating certain blood cancers associated with Epstein-Barr virus.

7 October 2020
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Immune cells called ‘natural killer’ (NK) cells could be a powerful weapon for fighting lung cancer, according to Melbourne researchers.

2 September 2020
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An extensive search and testing of current drugs and drug-like compounds has revealed compounds previously developed to fight SARS might also work against COVID-19.

26 August 2020
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Low socioeconomic families – and particularly women – experienced increased financial hardship, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health challenges during COVID-19 lockdown measures in Bangladesh, a new research study shows.

26 August 2020
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A new iron intervention study has determined which of the world’s low-and-middle income countries would benefit from using iron-containing micronutrient powders to tackle childhood anaemia.

4 August 2020
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Melbourne researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the ‘intracellular’ bacterium Salmonella.

31 July 2020
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Institute researchers have developed a fast, new test for infections and infectious diseases that could transform Australia’s ability to provide targeted clinical care and respond to pandemics and biosecurity threats.

1 July 2020
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Our researchers have made significant advances in understanding the inflammatory cell death regulatory protein MLKL and its role in disease.

19 June 2020