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A new study has revealed how the gut’s protective mechanisms ramp up significantly with food intake, and at times of the day when mealtimes are anticipated based on regular eating habits.

30 January 2020
Dr Melissa Call, Associate Professor Matthew Call, and  Dr Jessica Bridgford.

Institute scientists have revealed seven new genetic mutations causing blood disorders that can lead to bone marrow failure, stroke and leukaemia.

24 January 2020
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Professor Gabrielle Belz has been awarded a $213,000 grant to discover how immune cells in the gut make antibodies that protect the brain against multiple sclerosis (MS).

22 January 2020
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Combining a new anti-cancer drug targeting Mcl-1 with current cancer therapies could be an effective strategy for treating aggressive lymphomas, new research has found.

23 December 2019
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Institute researchers have found a new drug target for stopping the spread of malaria, after blocking the world’s deadliest malaria parasite in the ‘transmission stage’ of its lifecycle.

18 December 2019
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Scientists from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease.

12 December 2019
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Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have contributed to a decades-long global effort that has revealed two new gene mutations that cause a rare type of epilepsy.

9 December 2019
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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have won a $3.5 million ACRF grant to conquer the biggest challenges in cancer today – predicting and improving patients’ treatment response and overcoming drug resistance.

28 November 2019
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Professor David Vaux AO and Professor Andreas Strasser have been jointly awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal for establishing a new field of research – the molecular biology of programmed cell death.

27 November 2019
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Cancer researcher Dr Tracy Putoczki has won a five-year, $1.25 million Viertel Fellowship to study how communication between tumours and their environment helps cancers grow and spread.

21 November 2019

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