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Female researcher smiling at camera International team discovers new human autoinflammatory disease

Scientists from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease.

12 December 2019
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Two scientists smiling at camera, standing in front of purple screen New genetic cause of epilepsy found

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have contributed to a decades-long global effort that has revealed two new gene mutations that cause a rare type of epilepsy.

9 December 2019
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Animation of tumour growing in breast tissue $3.5M ACRF grant to tackle cancer complexity

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have won a $3.5 million ACRF grant to conquer the biggest challenges in cancer today – predicting and improving patients’ treatment response and overcoming drug resistance.

28 November 2019
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Researchers standing together CSL Florey Medal recognises cell death research pioneers

Professor David Vaux AO and Professor Andreas Strasser have been jointly awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal for establishing a new field of research – the molecular biology of programmed cell death.

27 November 2019
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Mon, 16/12/2019 - 3:00pm to Mon, 16/12/2019 - 4:00pm

Identifying and overcoming therapeutic resistance in high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 10:00am to Tue, 17/12/2019 - 11:00am

​A new target to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy? Intratumoral HMGB1 controls the anticancer immune response

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 11:00am to Wed, 18/12/2019 - 12:00pm

​Origins and evolution of transmissible cancers

Thu, 19/12/2019 - 1:00pm to Thu, 19/12/2019 - 2:00pm

​Alterations in B cell signaling thresholds impacting the pathogenesis of humoral autoimmunity