Kirby Institute

kirby institute researchers in the lab

In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.

Doctor holds bottle with COVID-19 vaccine in laboratory

Australian researchers have identified the immune response associated with protection from COVID-19 – a discovery that may help cut the time it takes to develop new vaccines.

graphic of virus and people wearing masks

Will new guidelines on how to protect front-line workers acknowledge the coronavirus can spread via the air we breathe? It's time they did.

Destruction of hepatitis C virus, 3D illustration. Conceptual image for hepatitis C treatment

Hepatitis C testing and treatment in prisons is key to reducing infections, a new study by the Kirby Institute has shown.

mRNA versus adenovirus vaccine

What is the difference between the mRNA vaccine and the adenovirus vaccine? Can the mRNA vaccine be tweaked when new variants develop?

Long COVID

With over 139 million COVID-19 cases globally, the latest challenge for medical researchers is a post-COVID-19 syndrome referred to as 'long COVID'.   

anthony s fauci

Last week, thousands tuned in online to hear guest speaker Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health. 

Dr Anthony Fauci

During the inaugural David Cooper Lecture, Dr Anthony Fauci shared fascinating insights into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s, the global response to COVID-19 and the politics of anti-vaxxers.

nanopore device

A team of leading Sydney researchers is pioneering the use of a fast genomic sequencing technology to help determine the source of hard-to-trace coronavirus cases. 

HIV

New HIV data, released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for World AIDS Day, are a reminder for Australia to sustain its efforts in HIV prevention amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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