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Researchers from successful round 6 applications Mental health, malaria and obesity in line of sight for National Drug Discovery Centre

Three exciting research projects have been awarded generous Australian Government subsidies to fast-track their discoveries into new medicines using the National Drug Discovery Centre.

27 January 2023
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WEHI president Mrs Jane Hemstritch has been appointed an Order of Australia Australia Day honour for WEHI president

WEHI president Jane Hemstritch has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours, for distinguished service across the Australian non-profit and corporate sectors.  


26 January 2023
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Close up photo of Fruit Fly Fruit flies help researchers decode genetic link to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have used fruit flies to decipher an unexplained connection between Alzheimer’s disease and a genetic variation, revealing that it causes neurons to die. 

9 January 2023
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A 3D image showing how an insulin mimicking molecule (purple) interacts with part of the insulin receptor (grey) to turn in on. Once activated, the receptor directs cells to soak up glucose when the body’s sugar levels are too high. Credit: WEHI Could insulin come in a pill? How a molecule that mimics insulin may advance diabetes research

WEHI researchers have answered a 100-year-old question in diabetes research: can a molecule different to insulin have the same effect? The findings provide important insights for the future development of an oral insulin pill. 

12 December 2022
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Wed, 01/02/2023 - 1:00pm to Wed, 01/02/2023 - 2:00pm

Dissecting the role of protein export in Plasmodium falciparum liver stages

Bio21 Auditorium

Wed, 01/02/2023 - 2:00pm to Wed, 01/02/2023 - 3:00pm

Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange: Beyond the Integrated Structural Approach 

Bio21 Auditorium

Tue, 07/02/2023 - 3:00pm to Tue, 07/02/2023 - 4:00pm

Tissue Stem Cells: Coping with Stress

Ian Potter Auditorium - Kennethy Myer Building

Wed, 08/02/2023 - 1:00pm to Wed, 08/02/2023 - 2:00pm

Engineering childhood cancer for precision medicine

Bio21 Auditorium