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Caption: This shows Professor Paul Hertzog (right), Dr. Ka Yee Fung (left) and Dr. Niamh Mangan (center), from the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University. The three are key members of the team who discovered and characterized the important new molecule, interferon epsilon, found exclusively in the female reproductive tract and thought to be important in protecting against STIs. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the March 1, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Ka Yee Fung at Monash University in Clayton, VIC, Australia, and colleagues was titled, “Interferon- ε Protects the Female Reproductive Tract from Viral and Bacterial Infection.”
Credit: [Image courtesy of Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Monash Institute of Medical Research]
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