Latest News 12/2012

Complexities of human disease targeted with $16M in funding

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have received more than $16 million in federal funding to pursue research into cancer, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and the immune system, it was announced today.

The funding was announced by federal health minister Tanya Plibersek and will be...

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Inaugural Bragg Medal awarded to Professor Peter Colman

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute structural biologist Professor Peter Colman has been awarded the inaugural Bragg Medal of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand.

The medal recognises the achievements of Professor Colman’s more than 40 year scientific career, using X-rays to...

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Immune system kill switch could be target for chemotherapy and infection recovery

Researchers have discovered an immune system ‘kill switch’ that destroys blood stem cells when the body is under severe stress, such as that induced by chemotherapy and systemic infections.

The discovery could have implications for protecting the blood system during chemotherapy or in diseases...

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