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Fast-tracking new medicines

The National Drug Discovery Centre (NDDC) is open to the Australian medical research community.

With the NDDC researchers have access to advanced high-throughput screening and the latest robotic technologies in a fully staffed facility.

Apply for an Australian government-subsidised screening campaign, and fast track your discoveries into new medicines.

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Malaria infecting the liver and blood Cancer drugs show promise in preventing malaria

A potential new approach for preventing malaria is on the horizon with the discovery that drugs currently used to kill cancer cells can also kill malaria-infected liver cells.

1 April 2020
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Researcher standing on the left in lab coat in a lab, with two other people also in lab coats Australians impacted by stomach cancer drive funding

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute stomach cancer researcher Dr Lorraine O’Reilly credits a recent boost in funding from Cancer Council NSW to the support she’s received from people with stomach cancer and their carers.

31 March 2020
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Black and white historic picture of smiling researcher Vale Professor Ian Reay Mackay AM (1922-2020)

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Australian autoimmunity research pioneer Professor Ian Reay Mackay AM on 24 March 2020.

24 March 2020
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Researcher smiling at camera New technology helps in hunt for new cancer drug combinations

A revolutionary new technology has been applied to reveal the inner workings of individual cancer cells – potentially identifying more effective treatment combinations for people with cancer.

19 March 2020
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Thu, 16/04/2020 - 4:00pm to Thu, 16/04/2020 - 4:45pm

​Startup Q & A: In conversation with Joanne Alcindor

Mon, 04/05/2020 - 11:00am to Mon, 04/05/2020 - 12:00pm

Can a mouse help us learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 11:00am to Mon, 01/06/2020 - 12:00pm

Mitochondria, autophagy and Parkinson's Disease

Mon, 29/06/2020 - 11:00am to Mon, 29/06/2020 - 12:00pm

​Therapeutic insulin analogs – what they can and can't do for the treatment of diabetes