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June 2, 2017

You may have noticed that we have been a little quiet on the blog front lately. We apologise for that! This is partly due to our publications secretary Greer moving to the US for an exciting post-doc opportunity (congrats Greer!), and due to our communication officer b...

August 2, 2016

Have you ever found yourself gasping for breath and sounding worryingly similar to Darth Vader by the time you reached the top of the stairs? Do you ever feel as though your lungs are about to explode when you overdo it in the gym? Or have you been forced to run for a...

June 3, 2016

A vast array of research methods utilise the immunological power of antibodies to identify antigens of interest. That is, in a lab, if you want to track a particular molecule in a sample you want to study, one of the best things you can do is apply an antibody known to...

February 23, 2016

Pull apart and decode the human genome and you’ll find, rather surprisingly perhaps, that only 2% of it contains protein-coding genes. The majority of the leftover genes are transcribed into appropriately named non-protein-coding RNA (ncRNA). But, rather than simply ex...

February 11, 2016


The challenges faced by the mucosal sites of the airways are complex and continuous. Exposed to billions of potential threats each day, the pulmonary immune system must not only be primed to respond to inhaled pathogens from the airways, it must also be capable of qui...

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