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Associate Professor Rebecca Lim from the Amnion Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
A/Prof Rebecca Lim, investigating cell therapy for COVID and other inflammatory conditions.

Our scientific teams with expertise in inflammation, infection and immunity hold vital clues to help tackle deadly virus outbreaks like COVID-19, or coronavirus.

Many critical COVID-19 patients develop dangerous levels of inflammation, leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and organ failure. This state is thought to be driven by pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines, creating a ‘cytokine storm. Our researchers are working on treating chronic and hyper-acute inflammation, and ways to better understand the disease.

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Hudson Institute, based in the Monash Precinct, houses the largest group of inflammation researchers in Australia. This group has more than doubled in the past three years to over 100 scientists, attracting significant commercial, federal and philanthropic funding.

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