Pictured: Epigenetic tags (orange and blue) on inactive DNA. Researchers say epigenetic tags could be passed onto offspring more often than previously thought. Still from WEHI.TV's animation "X Inactivation and Epigenetics" by Etsuko Uno

A fundamental discovery about a driver of healthy development in embryos could rewrite our understanding of what can be inherited from our parents and how their life experiences may shape us. 

12 August 2022
Photo of three researchers in WEHI's galleria

A team of Melbourne scientists from WEHI and Monash University have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. 

27 July 2022
WEHI’s collaboration with Imagine If Health offers a smart solution for accelerating robust research on emerging cancer treatments.

A new collaboration between pioneering MedTech platform Imagine If Health and WEHI will enable the streamlined integration of real-world evidence collection with oncology Medicines Access Programs (MAPs).

19 July 2022
Study identifies kids with cancer at risk of lethal infections

New research has identified the child cancer patients at greatest risk of developing life-threatening infections, in a crucial step towards the development of an early diagnostic test. 

12 July 2022
Pictured: A Kras/Lkb1 tumour that has been graphically distorted to capture each cell separately. Researchers have found some cancer and T cells rely on the same energy sources in the complex tumour microenvironment of lung cancer. Credit: WEHI

Melbourne researchers have discovered cancer and immune cells rely on the same energy sources from our body to thrive which could trigger a fundamental rethink of treatment options for some lung cancer patients. 

30 June 2022
 A healthy human T cell. Re-eingineered T cells are put back into a patient during CAR T cell therapy.   Credit: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Researchers have developed a way to potentially reduce the toxic side-effects of a type of immunotherapy, in findings that could overcome the pioneering treatment’s biggest limitation.

21 June 2022
Professor Clare Scott AM

WEHI researcher and clinician Professor Clare Scott has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, with one of Australia’s highest civilian honours. 

13 June 2022
Researchers from successful round 5 applications

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

8 June 2022
Tumor DNA fragment by Drew Berry,

Researchers have developed a new blood test that could revolutionise how chemotherapy is used for colon cancer, by identifying the patients that need chemo and those that can be safely spared treatment.

8 June 2022
Corey Tutt

WEHI has partnered with leading Indigenous not-for-profit, DeadlyScience, to foster the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientists, in the first partnership of its kind.

27 May 2022