Latest News 01/2013

Immune cell death defects linked to autoimmune diseases

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues.

The finding suggests that these...

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Potential new treatment for gastrointestinal cancers discovered

Researchers have identified a complex of proteins that promotes the growth of some types of colon and gastric cancers, and shown that medications that block the function of this complex have the potential to be developed into a new treatment for these diseases.

The complex of proteins, known as...

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Blood cell researcher wins science academy’s 2013 Gottschalk Medal

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Benjamin Kile has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s 2013 Gottschalk Medal for a series of major discoveries that have shed new light on blood cell formation and function.

The Gottschalk Medal, named in honour of biochemist Dr Alfred...

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