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17/10/14

Dr Emma Josefsson received an NHMRC project grant to investigate how platelets are produced in normal conditions and during disease.

Institute awarded $28M for cancer and immune disorder research

Scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who are investigating cancers and immune disorders have received more than $28 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council...

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16/10/14

Dr Chin Wee Tan, Professor Tony Burgess (L-R) and colleagues from the institute have overturned the existing theory underpinning bowel cancer development.

Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development

Melbourne researchers have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining develops and, in the process, suggested a new mechanism for how bowel cancer starts.

The researchers produced...

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07/10/14

Ms Maria Tanzer, Dr Joanne Hildebrand (L-R) and colleagues have discovered a small molecule can prevent a key protein from triggering a form of cell death than causes inflammatory disease.

Small molecule ‘jams the switch’ to prevent inflammatory cell death

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have discovered a small molecule that blocks a form of cell death that triggers inflammation, opening the door for potential new treatments for inflammatory...

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