As it stands, over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Australia. This doesn’t mean 4 million people are fully vaccinated – both of the vaccines currently approved for use in Australia require two doses to reach full immunity. As of the end of May, half a million Australians have been fully … Continue reading Explainer: COVID-19 vaccine dosage
Australian scientists have revealed the answer to a decades-old mystery – why does the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) protect infants from a range of other diseases as well as TB Scientists from Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute have revealed that the BCG jab boosts the immune systems of newborn mice by creating a dramatic … Continue reading 100-year-old vaccine boosts immune system
Australian researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell they say helps keep breast tissue healthy by regulating a process within mammary ducts, where most breast cancers arise. Using advanced 3D imaging techniques, they observed how the cells monitor for threats in the ducts and “eat” dying milk-producing cells needing to be cleared away … Continue reading Immune cells found in breast ducts
Shape of cells important in recognising invaders, research shows.
Australian immunologist celebrated in a novel way.
Researchers hope new technique can help personalise cancer treatments.
Imaging captures long-predicted synapse-pruning by immune cells. Andrew Masterson reports.
A DNA-antibody combination banishes cancer in mouse models, with human trials about to start. Andrew Masterson reports.
They’re the door-to-door salespeople of the body (but you want to let these ones in).
Our immune system balances on a knife edge, ready to attack foreign invaders but ignoring our own cells and organs. New research shows a class of antibody called IgD plays a role policing rogue immune cells. Simon Teteris reports.
Four out of nine patients with acute myeloid leukaemia achieved remission in a small immunotherapy clinical trial.
The CRISPR gene-editing technique has a breakthrough. Viviane Richter and Elizabeth Finkel report.