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A state-of-the-art facility to fast-track new medicines for Australian patients has been opened by Australian Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt MP and Victorian Minister for Health the Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

12 March 2020
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A novel class of antimalarial compounds that can effectively kill malaria parasites has been developed by Australian and US researchers.

5 March 2020
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Melbourne researchers have uncovered important differences between the male and female immune system which may explain why men are more susceptible to obesity and metabolism-related associated diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

27 February 2020
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Our researchers have revealed new details about how joint inflammation evolves in rheumatoid arthritis, and the cells that prolong the inflammatory attack.

26 February 2020
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Our researchers have revealed a new vulnerability in lymphomas that are driven by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells.

20 February 2020
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Our researchers have narrowed the focus on which survival proteins are important for the survival of B cell lymphomas, eliminating the protein BCL-W from the ‘suspect list’.

5 February 2020
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A new study has revealed how the gut’s protective mechanisms ramp up significantly with food intake, and at times of the day when mealtimes are anticipated based on regular eating habits.

30 January 2020
Dr Melissa Call, Associate Professor Matthew Call, and  Dr Jessica Bridgford.

Institute scientists have revealed seven new genetic mutations causing blood disorders that can lead to bone marrow failure, stroke and leukaemia.

24 January 2020
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Professor Gabrielle Belz has been awarded a $213,000 grant to discover how immune cells in the gut make antibodies that protect the brain against multiple sclerosis (MS).

22 January 2020
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Combining a new anti-cancer drug targeting Mcl-1 with current cancer therapies could be an effective strategy for treating aggressive lymphomas, new research has found.

23 December 2019