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2 September 2016

A stunning new exhibition at Melbourne Museum turns the body inside out for all to see.

A microscopic view of cells

How well do you know yourself? You probably know your star sign, your ideal last meal, and maybe even your blood. But why do we have blood types? Do you know how your immune system works? And why your own body might start to attack itself?

Biomedical Breakthroughs: A New View of You turns the microscope on the extraordinary biology inside each of us. This immersive exhibition gets under the skin to explore how your body works and what happens when it doesn't.

Created in partnership with two of the world's leading medical research and innovative medicines organisations based in Melbourne – CSL and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research – Biomedical Breakthroughs explores their history of ground breaking medical research and what it means for each and every one of us.

Ranging across topics such as the immune system, blood, antivenoms, infection, autoimmune diseases, and curing cancer, Biomedical Breakthroughs will look at the ways in which medical research has changed the lives not only of Melbournians, but has saved and enhanced those of countless billions around the world.

Biomedical Breakthroughs is at Melbourne Museum until 20 January 2017.

Visit Melbourne Museum for details