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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.

Apr 09, 2019 08:16 AM

The journey of solving a rare immune condition

A series of research publications from A/Prof Elissa Deenick and Prof Stuart Tangye has unpicked an intricate network of the human immune system.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 23, 2018 06:30 AM

New 'micro-organ' was hiding in plain sight

For the first time in decades, researchers have identified a new anatomical structure within the immune system – and they say it’s an important step towards understanding how to make better vaccines.

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

MEDIA RELEASE: May 16, 2017 10:42 PM

Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

‘Tumour-trained’ immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time. The new findings, which were uncovered by scientists at Sydney’s Garvan...

Aug 26, 2016 03:03 PM

Unravelling the complexity of human immune disease gene by g...

In a series of recent studies, researchers from Garvan’s Immunology Division have shed light on the underlying biology disease in individuals suffering primary immunodeficiencies. Their findings have implications for pat...

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.