Professor Doug Hilton at desk

The leaders of three prominent Australian research organisations have urged the federal government to adopt the recommendations of an independent review of the nation’s health and medical research sector.

3 October 2012
Professor Alan Cowman in a lab

Malaria researcher Professor Alan Cowman has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Senior International Research Scholar, his fourth award from the institute. Professor Cowman was the only Australian researcher to receive a grant from HHMI Senior International Research Scholar in 2012.

27 September 2012
Associate Professor Clare Scott in a lab

Melbourne researchers have identified a new way of protecting female fertility, offering hope to women whose fertility may be compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause.

22 September 2012
Dr Daniel Gray in a lab

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that a pair of molecules work together to kill so-called ‘self-reactive’ immune cells that are programmed to attack the body’s own organs. 

7 September 2012
Dr Tim Thomas and Dr Anne Voss standing in lab with notebook

The discovery of a ‘switch’ that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome.

24 August 2012
Dr Wai-Hong Tham in the lab

Infectious disease research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has received a $2.1 million boost thanks to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships program.

3 August 2012
Dr Jeff Babon and Professor Nick Nicola in the lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have revealed new details about how cell signalling is controlled in the immune system, identifying in the process potential new therapeutic targets for treating severe blood disorders.

17 February 2012
Immunology researchers discussing research

In a major shake-up of scientists’ understanding of what determines the fate of cells, researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have shown that cells have some control over their own destiny.

6 January 2012
Professor Stephen Nutt in the lab

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Stephen Nutt has been awarded a $200,000 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) grant to study key immune cell genes and their role in cancer.

6 October 2011
Dr Emma Josefsson in the lab

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have identified a way that chemotherapy causes platelet numbers to drop, answering in the process a decade-old question about the formation of platelets, tiny cells that allow blood to clot.

26 September 2011