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New research by Imaging CoE immunologists, based at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, adds another brick to the wall in discovering the immune triggers for celiacs disease. Hugh Reid and Jan Petersen, have been

Peter Doherty Institute and Imaging CoE researchers have made a major breakthrough in understanding how our immune system produces key infection fighting cells.

Australian researchers have applied a new microscopy technique that allows them to monitor the movements of nanoparticles through the inside of a cell They found that drug delivery is more effective when nanoparticles can

An international team of more than 20 scientists led by Imaging CoE scientists has inadvertently discovered how to create a new type of crystal using light ten billion times brighter than the sun.

Imaging CoE scientists from UNSW and Monash have collaborated on a project using powerful imaging technology, they have identified how human immune receptors become activated in the presence of harmful substances. They found that receptors

We all know that a brush with poison ivy leaves us with an itchy painful rash. Now, Imaging CoE and Harvard researchers have discovered the molecular cause of this irritation. The finding brings us a step closer to designing agents to block this mechanism and sheds light on other serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

We all know that junk food is bad for our waistline. Now a new study has shown that a diet high in saturated fat begins to harm our immune system before the weight gain

Melbourne researchers have uncovered the genes responsible for the way our bodies fight infection at the point of “invasion” – whether it’s the skin, the liver, lungs or the gut. Research led by Dr

MELBOURNE TUESDAY, 29 MARCH 2016: University of Oxford and Monash University scientists have discovered how proteins present in tick saliva prevent the immune system from running amok. Most of us dread the thought of being bitten

MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2015: The stonefish is one of the world’s ugliest and deadliest fish. You’ll know if you step on one; the fish protects itself using 13 razor sharp venom filled spines

MELBOURNE, TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2015: A member of a protein family that is usually associated with immune destruction of virally infected or cancerous cells has been found to control the release from cells of a

MELBOURNE, MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2015: Challenging a universally accepted, longstanding consensus in the field of immunity requires hard evidence. New research from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging has

Scientists have successfully imaged the immune response at the cellular level, laying the groundwork for significant medical advances.

MELBOURNE, FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015: The Premier’s Award for Health & Medical Research celebrates the achievements of the brightest minds in medical and health research – two sectors in which Victoria leads, receiving 40

MELBOURNE, TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2015: Slab through the 3D reconstruction of particle 1 along the vertical plane with tentative atomic positions indicated. ABC repeats of {111} planes are visible. The Imaging CoE announces an all-new and

MELBOURNE, THURSDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2015: Edible oyster mushrooms have an intriguing secret: they eat spiders and roundworms. And they do so using proteins which can punch their way into cells, leaving tidy but deadly

Launch of the $20 million Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo Electron Microscopy Monash University, Melbourne — 11am Monday 2 February 2015 With Prof Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council; Prof