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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 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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 Dr James Vince, Dr Lisa Lindqvist and Dr Kate Lawlor Inflammatory disease trigger revealed

Institute scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule that could target inflammatory diseases. 

23 February 2017
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Three scientists photographed in a garden Victorian Cancer Agency grant recipients take aim at the rarest and deadliest cancers

Lung, colorectal, pancreatic and rare cancers are on the hit list of Institute researchers who are the recipients of Victorian Cancer Agency grants announced today.

17 February 2017
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Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth of the mammary glands during pregnancy. 

14 February 2017
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Cell Death symposium promotion 30-year research odyssey celebrated with 'discoveries to drugs' symposium

The Cell Death: Discoveries to Drugs symposium celebrates three decades of research underpinning venetoclax, an Australian approved anti-cancer treatment.

13 February 2017
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Mon, 27/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Mon, 27/02/2017 - 2:00pm

​Dissecting Polyclonal Humoral Immunity using Systems Serology

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 12:00pm to Tue, 28/02/2017 - 1:00pm

​A systems biology approach to decipher the biosynthesis of immunoregulatory components within the gut microbiota and possible implications for early immune programming

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 01/03/2017 - 2:00pm

The EMT modulator SNAI1 drives AML development via its interaction with the histone demethylase, LSD1

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 11:00am to Mon, 06/03/2017 - 12:00pm

​Statistics to know if you don’t need to know statistics