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Scientists film inner workings of the immune system
Date:12/3/2008

which could lead to better vaccines."

"On the other side of the story, scientists can now visualise the pathway of current vaccines in the immune system, providing greater understanding and the potential for refining current interventions against disease."

Centenary Institute Executive Director, Professor Mathew Vadas, says the multi-photon microscope used to film this immune process is the Hubble telescope of medical research.

"The Hubble allowed the universe to be seen with absolute clarity, which wasn't before possible from earth," he explains. "This is exactly the same as multi-photon microscopy it provides a unique and innovative view of cells, unveiling a whole new understanding of how immune processes work."


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Contact: Erin Sharp
e.sharp@centenary.org.au
61-295-656-118
Research Australia
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