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Institute researcher Dr Tracy Putoczki is featured alongside images relating to current institute research.

Australia Post has celebrated the centenary of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with the release of a stamp issue, inviting everyone across Australia to celebrate 100 years of discoveries that have improved the lives of tens of millions of people worldwide.

1 July 2015
Associate Professor John Silke with his computer

A team of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to international cell death research.

30 June 2015
Researchers in the laboratory

Melbourne researchers have made a critical discovery about a gene involved in muscular dystrophy that could lead to future therapies for the currently untreatable disease.

17 June 2015
Dr Shalin Naik in the lab

New research from Australian and Singaporean scientists has revealed how immune cell ‘spies' are created, providing clues on how the immune system could be manipulated to better fight disease.

9 June 2015
Institute staff working in laboratory

A new five-year strategic plan and the inaugural Metcalf scholars were the highlights of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Annual General Meeting, held today at the institute.

21 May 2015
Mathison sculpture at night with candlelight

On Monday 18 May the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute recognised the 100th anniversary of the death of Australian doctor and scientist Dr Gordon Clunes Mackay Mathison, who was killed in the battle of Gallipoli in World War I.

19 May 2015
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance team

The Victorian Government has provided a $25 million funding boost to enable greater access to genomic medicine for Victoria’s hospital patients.

18 May 2015
Professor Doug Hilton standing in front of a painting

The Australian Government’s $3.4 billion commitment to establish the Medical Research Future Fund, announced in last night’s federal budget, was heartening news for the medical research sector.

13 May 2015
Professor Len Harrison in laboratory

Australia has launched the world’s first study that will follow babies before and after they are born to understand how environmental factors interact with genes to increase the baby’s chance of developing type 1 diabetes.

27 April 2015
Dr Marc Pellegrini and Dr Greg Ebert in the laboratory

Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models.

21 April 2015

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