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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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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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A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life.

14 January 2016
Dr Axel Kallies and Dr Diana Hansen standing in office, smiling at camera

Australian scientists have for the first time revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body’s ability to protect itself against the disease.

21 December 2015
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Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly changing its host’s behaviour or personality in the process.

10 December 2015
Professor Gabrielle Belz in lab smiling

New research shows a network of immune cells helps the appendix play a pivotal role in maintaining digestive health, supporting the theory that the appendix isn’t a redundant organ.

1 December 2015
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Australian researchers have received an AUD$2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue the preclinical development of a vaccine aimed at eradicating malaria.

16 November 2015
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A $3 million gift has given hope to the more than 42,000 Australians diagnosed each year with a rare cancer as well as researchers fighting the diseases.

16 November 2015
Dr Charis Teh standing and smiling at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

A $60,000 grant will support Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Charis Teh to determine whether rogue immune cells that attack the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes, can be foiled.

13 November 2015
Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat smiles in profile photo

Lung researcher Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat has won a competitive $1.225 million Viertel Fellowship for an ambitious research program to advance our understanding of lung development and cancer.

10 November 2015

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