New gut-brain link: how gut mucus could help treat brain disorders
Mucus is the first line of defence against bad bacteria in our gut. But could it also be part of our defence against diseases of the brain?
The vaccine we’re testing in Australia is based on a flu shot. Here’s how it could work against coronavirus
A new trial has begun in Victoria this week to evaluate a potential vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccine is called NVX-CoV2373 and is from a US biotech company, Novavax.
New thinking: changing tack in the fight against viral infections
As the coronavirus pandemic highlights our deep vulnerability to novel viruses, researchers are bringing new ways of thinking to the development of desperately needed anti-viral treatments.
Could BCG, a 100-year-old vaccine for tuberculosis, protect against coronavirus?
A vaccine historically used to prevent tuberculosis is now among the contenders for a COVID-19 vaccine. So what is the BCG vaccine and how might it work against coronavirus? Experts in Immunology at RMIT discuss.