A mother holding a baby

A Melbourne-led research consortium investigating the impact of iron treatments on maternal and newborn health in low-income countries has received two major grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

18 December 2020
Smiling researchers

WEHI’s COVID-19, dementia and blood cancer researchers are among the beneficiaries of $10.9M of National Health and Medical Research Council funding announced this week by the Australian Government.

16 December 2020
Smiling researchers

Our researchers have identified a key molecular regulator involved in the progression and spread of stomach cancer, suggesting a potential new approach to treat this devastating disease.

15 December 2020
Hands holding tube of blood

Australian and European researchers have released updated, evidence-based guidance for managing iron deficiency, a serious worldwide health problem.

5 December 2020
researcher working in a laboratory

WEHI researchers have identified a protein that could protect the kidneys from ‘bystander’ damage caused by cancer therapies.

25 November 2020
Smiling researchers

WEHI scientists Dr Cyril Seillet and Dr Rhea Longley have been jointly awarded the 2020 Burnet Prize, the institute’s highest scientific honour.

25 November 2020
Researchers smiling at camera

The achievements of WEHI’s bioinformatics and computational biology researchers have been recognised with Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (ABACBS) awards.

25 November 2020
Still image from biomedical animation showing SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

WEHI researchers are studying ‘nanobodies’ – tiny immune proteins made by alpacas – in a bid to understand whether they might be effective in blocking SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

24 November 2020
Microscopic image of embryo with green glow

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways – and WEHI researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this ‘imprinting’ process.

23 November 2020
Professor Doug Hilton

WEHI director Professor Doug Hilton AO has been named 2020 Melburnian of the Year for his leadership in the medical research sector and contribution to the Melbourne community.

21 November 2020