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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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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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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
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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
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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