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MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 19, 2019 08:53 AM

Extinct human species gave modern humans an immunity boost

Garvan researchers have discovered a gene variant that sheds new light on how human immunity was fine-tuned through history.

Oct 05, 2018 12:44 PM

MS Research Australia funding to spur single-cell research

Dr Dan Suan (Immunology Division) has been awarded an Incubator Grant from MS Research Australia to explore the population of immune cells that go ‘rogue’ and attack the brain in people with multiple sclerosis.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 13, 2018 06:26 AM

Bad apples made good: the immune system's secret weapon reve...

Cells once thought to be useless – and even a liability – could be important tools in the fight against disease, particularly in vaccines for diseases like HIV

Feb 28, 2018 04:48 PM

Total recall: how ‘memory B cells’ protect us from recurrent...

Researchers in Garvan’s Immunology Division are uncovering how the immune system’s ‘memory B cells’ give us long-term immunity to disease.

Dec 08, 2015 02:56 PM

Student success at ASI-DGfI Conference

Congratulations to our PhD students who were awarded prizes at the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)-German Society for Immunology (DGfI) conference in Canberra last week.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 13, 2015 05:30 AM

A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular ‘trigger guard’ that normally holds them in check. These previously undetected cells are rene...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 18, 2013 08:00 PM

How the immune system positions its gatekeepers

For an immune response to get underway, an invading microbe must first be halted in the spleen, and then digested by immune cells known as ‘dendritic cells’, which guard specific portals. Australian scientists have now s...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2012 08:00 PM

How infection can trigger autoimmune disease

Garvan scientists have confirmed a ‘weak link’ in the immune system – identifying the exact conditions under which an infection can trigger an autoantibody response, a process not clearly understood until now.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 06, 2012 04:00 PM

Understanding how a key group of immune cells is born

A Garvan scientist, in collaboration with colleagues from Switzerland, has demonstrated for the first time how an important class of immune cells, ‘Follicular dendritic cells’, essential for the development of antibodies...