Exploring the immune system and infectious diseases
What’s going on inside us when we get sick? What do germs have to do with us getting sick? How does our body help us to get better? How does it fight infection?
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Infection is the invasion of pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms within the body. It involves the body’s response to that invasion.
Dr Joanna Kirman and her team at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington investigate infectious diseases. Their goal is to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in New Zealand...
Professor Graham Le Gros from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington has discovered that hookworm and other infections can suppress allergies, including asthma. His research...
Dr Bridget Stocker from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and Dr Mattie Timmer from Victoria University of Wellington are chemists. They are working together to design drugs and strengthen...