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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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Dr Justin Boddey in the Institute's insectary. Malaria parasites ‘walk through walls’ to infect humans

Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to ‘walk through cell walls’ – a superpower that was revealed using the Institute’s first insectary to grow human malaria parasites.

30 March 2017
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Image of beta cells producing insulin 'Medicinal food' diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

An Australian-led study has found that a diet high in short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate was able to provide protection against type 1 diabetes in laboratory models.

28 March 2017
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Researcher in the laboratory Newly developed breast 'organoid' system may improve cancer treatments

Our researchers have developed a new system for growing breast tissue in the laboratory, a development that has the potential to improve how the development and function of the breast can be studied.

15 March 2017
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Two researchers in an office Atomic map gives malaria drug new lease on life

Researchers have mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance.

14 March 2017
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Mon, 01/05/2017 - 10:00am to Mon, 01/05/2017 - 4:00pm

​Free 1-day Dolomite Bio scRNA-Seq and Single Cell Droplet Microfluidics Workshop
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Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:00pm to Mon, 01/05/2017 - 1:00pm

Human functional genomics

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Exosomes in intercellular communication and therapy

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:00pm to Mon, 08/05/2017 - 1:00pm

Vital facts about application and implementation of intravital imaging