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Our researchers have contributed to a breakthrough in understanding the structure of a key genetic molecule, called RNA, and revealing for the first time how these changes impact RNA’s function

7 May 2020
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Our researchers have developed a new way to pinpoint which breast cancers will respond to a new class of anti-cancer agents called ‘Smac-mimetics’.

6 May 2020
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Institute breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader has been named as one of three new Australian Fellows of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national science academy.

30 April 2020
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Melbourne researchers have revealed for the first time that males infected with a common parasite can impact their offspring’s brain health and behaviour.

29 April 2020
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Breast cancer researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell that helps to keep breast tissue healthy by regulating a vital process within mammary ducts – the sites where most breast cancers arise.


28 April 2020
Malaria infecting the liver and blood

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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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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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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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
Carly Findlay and members of the Institute's Gender Equity Committee

The Institute was proud to welcome award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM to deliver our 2020 address.

13 March 2020