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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

Over the past 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

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Researcher standing with arms crossed in front of computer server, smiling at camera Gene technology to help healthy skin in Aboriginal Australians

Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities.

13 February 2016
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Scientist standing in laboratory smiling at camera, with laboratory worker in background Breakthrough therapy gives hope for new leukaemia treatment

In a world-first clinical trial, Melbourne medical researchers have shown that patients with an advanced form of leukaemia can achieve complete remission with a novel tablet treatment.

8 February 2016
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Two scientists standing smiling at camera in an office, with protein on computer screen in background Crucial malaria discovery validated by international researchers

An international research effort has reinforced a Walter and Eliza Hall Institute finding about an enzyme that holds the key to developing a new class of antimalarial drugs.

3 February 2016
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Two scientists standing smiling at camera in a hallway Protein handbrake halts leukaemia in its tracks

Melbourne researchers have shown they can stop leukaemia in its tracks by targeting a protein that puts the handbrake on cancer cell growth.

18 January 2016
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Mon, 15/02/2016 - 3:00pm to Mon, 15/02/2016 - 4:00pm

Defining antigenic targets of naturally acquired immunity to malaria

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 1:00pm to Wed, 17/02/2016 - 2:00pm

​Turning down Hhex pumps up the volume on Cdkn2a to put Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to sleep

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 3:30pm to Wed, 17/02/2016 - 4:30pm

​Supporting women in STEM and Athena SWAN – a personal perspective

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Thu, 18/02/2016 - 1:00pm to Thu, 18/02/2016 - 2:00pm

​Evolution and diversity in herpes simplex virus genomes