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Even in Australia where immunisation rates are high, children and adults are still at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases, write Nicholas Geard, James Wood and Jodie Mcvernon.

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Every second our immune cells make life or death decisions to activate or not. How do we switch these cells on? UNSW Professor Katharina Gaus investigates.

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Those rare people who never fall ill with AIDS despite being infected with HIV could be a key to developing a vaccine or even a cure, Nobel prize-winning virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi will tell a UNSW symposium.

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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.