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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

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Microscopy image of DNA escaping mitochondria DNA gets away: scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

A research team has discovered the process – and filmed the actual moment – that can change the body’s response to a dying cell. The 'Great Escape' moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigger for autoimmune diseases.

24 February 2018
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Dr Misty Jenkins Cancer killing clue could lead to safer and more powerful immunotherapies

New research could help to safely adapt a new immunotherapy – currently only effective in blood cancers – for the treatment of solid cancers, such as notoriously hard-to-treat brain tumours.

13 February 2018
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Associate Professor Alyssa Barry in the laboratory Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease

An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws — an infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints.

8 February 2018
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Researchers standing in hallway Searching for targeted treatments for inflammatory diseases

Institute scientists have shed new light on how a critical immune pathway is controlled, and hope it could lead to new drugs for people with Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases.

7 February 2018
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Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:00pm to Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Novel genes and mechanisms in monogenic autoinflammatory disorders

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:00pm to Thu, 01/03/2018 - 1:00pm

​“Building a Learning Healthcare System” - How Broad Institute is Maximizing the Impact of Data Science on the Biomedical Community

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 12:00pm to Mon, 05/03/2018 - 1:00pm

​Research Integrity: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 3:00pm to Mon, 05/03/2018 - 4:00pm


Characterizing targets of naturally acquired immunity and correlates of clinical protection against malaria