Finding Fibrillarin: viruses’ infective bread and butter
Researchers sleuthed the human genome to find the genes most vital for viral replication. They found blocking the fibrillarin region stemmed the replication of many virulent types of viruses.
Breathing new life into malaria detection
We’re field testing a new malaria breath test to help the global fight against malaria, which killed more than half a million people in 2013 alone.
24/7 immunity from lethal diseases? It’s in the bat, man!
For the first time our researchers have uncovered a unique ability in bats which allows them to carry but remain unaffected by lethal diseases - a finding that could one day protect humans.
Salmonella: what is it, and how can you protect against it?
Salmonella is responsible for more deaths in Australia than any other foodborne disease. So what exactly is it, and how can you protect yourself against it?
How we’re prepared for Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses
Though not directly involved in Zika prevention, we have the technology and expertise to contribute to Zika control.
Using herpes virus to eradicate feral fish? Carp diem!
A herpes virus that has been killing carp overseas could do a similar job in our waterways.
Welcome to the ‘dark side’ of the proteome
Working with the Garvan Institute, we're doing the most in-depth study of unknown proteins - the 'dark proteome' - using our 3D modelling tool, Aquaria.
Understanding the choice to go gluten or wheat-free
Just 1–2% of Australians suffer from coeliac disease, yet 1 in 10 Australians restrict their consumption of gluten. Why is this?
Should you be scared of bats this Halloween?
Bats are a Halloween icon, but their ability to transmit some of the world’s deadliest diseases to animals and humans is truly frightening. From Hendra to SARS and even Ebola, we take a look at some of the viruses and diseases associated with these winged mammals.
Giant insects help improve hearing aid tech
The key to improving hearing aids - and a range of other auditory technologies - may lie in the front legs of a daunting Kiwi native (and its reclusive Australian cousin).
Diet can control diabetes – and its massive costs
We've been studying a Mediterranean diet in combination with an exercise plan to see how much we could improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes.