Hay fever discoveries, cleft palate links and an update on the coronavirus situation – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.
Monash University – Central Clinical School
Findings may boost hay fever therapy
Central Clinical School researchers have found that one antibody in particular, subclass IgG2, could be more important than previously thought in allergen-specific immunotherapy.
Study strengthens link between cleft palate and ancient gene
Monash University scientists have found that Grhl2, part of an ancient gene family called Grainyhead-like (Grhl), plays a critical role in preventing cleft palate in combination with a gene called Zeb1.
Coronavirus, a rapidly evolving global health issue (UPDATED)
The Australian Government, like others around the world, is implementing procedures aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.