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
Four researchers photographed in the WEHI courtyard

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
Microscopic image of a retina

A genetic defect could hold the key to preventing or delaying the onset of a debilitating eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness.

17 March 2021
Woman smiling to camera

WEHI was honoured to welcome infectious diseases specialist and Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Kudzai Kanhutu to deliver our 2021 International Women’s Day address.

9 March 2021
Dr Shalin Naik and Dr Dawn Lin

WEHI researchers have uncovered a process cells use to fight off infection and cancer that could pave the way for precision cancer immunotherapy treatment.

2 March 2021
Still image from microscopy film

An improved high-tech fluorescence microscopy technique is allowing researchers to film cells inside the breast as never seen before.

25 February 2021