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Mosquito saliva vital to the discovery of future drugs

Blood-feeding insects such as ticks, mosquitos and flies are widely regarded as pests given their role in disease transfer, but […]

Promoting vaccination? Focus on behaviour more than persuasion

Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want […]

Boosting immunity in fighting cancer and infections

An international research team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell […]

Home HIV tests in Australia

Home-testing kits for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) should be approved for use across the country to address the increase in […]

New type 1 diabetes treatment

Researchers at The University of Queensland are hoping a new form of immunotherapy could lead to better treatment of type 1 diabetes. […]

Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

Research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. […]

Liver cancer could be halted by boosting immune system

International research involving the University of Adelaide has helped to better understand how a diseased liver promotes the development of […]

Enzyme behind immune cell response revealed

Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection […]

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease

Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions – breakthrough research by […]

Pioneering immunotherapy shows promise in type 1 diabetes

It may be possible to ‘retrain’ the immune system to slow the progression of type 1 diabetes, according to results […]
Immunology