immune system

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UNSW research has uncovered a ‘jumping gene’ which is vital for quickly suppressing an immune response to infection after a virus clears the body.

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All food-borne disease outbreaks are frightening, but the good news for this one is that hepatitis A is rarely life-threatening, writes Peter White.

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Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, UNSW scientists have for the first time seen the inner workings of T-cells, the immune system's front-line troops against infection.

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UNSW scientists are raising concerns over the unpredictable nature of a contraceptive vaccine that aims to control populations of wild animals, such as rabbits and foxes.