Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat

We want to know how long Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes will remain effective, and if their beneficial effects on virus blocking will be compromised by rising temperatures from climate change.

Bio21 researchers funded for discovery in 2020

Congratulations to Guy Jameson, Paul Donnelly, Mark Rizzacasa, Uta Wille and Eric Reynolds. I am also one of the fortunate recipients of the ARC Discovery Project grants and to David Ascher on being offered an Early Career Researcher grant.

Found: A sweet surprise in leafy greens

Image: Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Professor Spencer Williams, School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne Credit: Photography from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Have resistance, will travel

Bio21's Nancy Endersby, Qiong Yang, Tom Schmidt and Ary Hoffmann have investigated patterns of movement of the two resistance profiles for dengue spreading mozzies and the red-legged earth mite.

Three ways to break a sugar chain

Mushrooms are some of nature's mightiest recyclers, breaking down glycosidic bonds that hold carbohydrate chains together.

Bio21 researchers funded to investigate molecular mechanisms in health and disease

Congratulations to Michael Parker, Eric Reynolds and Debnath Ghosal, who received NHMRC Investigator grant funding.

Understanding the response of our immune system’s powerful army

Jose Villadangos and Antoine Roquilly found that macrophages (a type of white blood cell of the immune system) in the lungs also show similar immunosuppression after a severe infection or trauma.

Announcing the Ruth Bishop Building and Ian Holmes Imaging Centre

As the new coronavirus Covid-19 spreads across the globe, the importance of vaccines and the scientists who develop them, has become increasingly apparent to society.

Media Release: Radiation drugs with longer shelf life bring hope for cancer patients globally

People with cancers in the kidney, gut and prostate will have improved hope for early diagnosis and treatment with new research aimed at increasing the shelf life of revolutionary radiation drugs.


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