Entries by Jennifer Huynh

Monash researchers make fundamental advance in understanding T cell immunity

Monash University researchers have provided a fundamental advance regarding how T cells become activated when encountering pathogens such as viruses. The recent study published in Science, co-led by Professor Nicole La Gruta, Professor Jamie Rossjohn and Professor Stephanie Gras with first author Dr Pirooz Zareie from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, have found that T Cells need to recognise […]

Congratulations to Jia Jia and Claerwen whose study on Rheumatoid Arthritis was published today in Science Immunology

New understanding of the deleterious immune response in rheumatoid arthritis Researchers within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) at Monash University have made a breakthrough in understanding the role played by high-risk immune genes associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The findings, published in Science Immunology, were the result of a seven-year collaboration led by […]

Congrats Erica on the award of the National Science Week grant ‘My Goodness: Interactive multisensory science books’

Get a taste for science in National Science Week! Our $500 000 grant round for 2021 has just been announced with great projects from around the country preparing to celebrate science. Many of the projects took inspiration from the National Science Week school theme of Food – Different by Design, including Food – Now and into the Future which is all […]

Discovery of a third T cell lineage

The immune systems of all vertebrates contain specialized cells, called T cells, that play a fundamental role in protecting against fungal, bacterial, parasitic and viral infections. T cells use ‘molecular sensors’ called T cell receptors (TCRs) on their surface that can detect and eliminate the invading pathogens. For most of the past four decades, it […]