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Three female researchers standing outside WEHI

Researchers have identified how natural human antibodies can block malaria parasites from entering red blood cells, potentially indicating how new protective therapies could be developed against this globally significant disease.

3 May 2021
Visualisation of SARS-CoV-2 virus with nanobodies

Australian researchers have identified neutralising nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models.

24 April 2021
Image of parasites bursting out of red blood cell

Potential new antimalarial drug candidates are being developed through an extended drug-discovery collaboration between WEHI and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

23 April 2021
Four researchers photographed in the WEHI courtyard

Using a new single-cell technique, WEHI researchers have uncovered a way to understand the programming behind how stem cells make particular cell types.

16 April 2021
Two people in a laboratory, one wearing lab coat

With the generous support of donors, WEHI researchers have discovered why some leukaemia cells are resistant to new ‘SMAC-mimetic’ anti-cancer agents, a finding which could improve the use of these drugs in the clinic.

15 April 2021
Researchers smiling at camera

A new molecular ‘freeze frame’ technique has allowed WEHI researchers to see key steps in how the protein MLKL kills cells.

13 April 2021
Image of tissue captured under a microscope

WEHI researchers have discovered a key differentiation process that provides an essential immune function in helping to control cancer and infectious diseases.

3 April 2021
Researchers from successful round 3 applications

The National Drug Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the selection of five projects that will now receive generous Australian Government subsidies to support high-throughput screening campaigns.

29 March 2021
DNA strand

Melbourne researchers have revealed how melanoma cells are flooded with DNA changes as this skin cancer progresses from early, treatable stages through to fatal end-stage disease.

20 March 2021
Researchers Dr Joanna Groom and Brigette Duckworth in an imaging laboratory

A new imaging technique is shining a light on immune responses and setting the scene for enhancing immune memory to optimise vaccine strategies.

19 March 2021

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