Nine Aussie research projects to watch
1. KILLER WHITE BLOOD CELLS Associate Professor Phillip Darcy, 4th from left, University of Melbourne team. Photo: James Braund.
The team have found a way to genetically modify white blood cells to better patrol for cancer antigens and attack when the cells emerge.
"We found that the killer cells are able to specifically recognise cancer cells and can effectively eradicate these rogue cells in mice without causing any harm to normal