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
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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
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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
Associate Professor Seth Masters in an office

An international team of researchers have uncovered a drug-like compound that blocks a crucial inflammatory pathway, potentially paving the way for a new treatment for a host of diseases – including COVID-19.

20 November 2020
Animation still showing molecules

The latest animation technology has revealed the molecular detail of how our bodies are protected from cancer by a key ‘tumour suppressor’ protein called p53.

11 November 2020
Smiling mother and children

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated WEHI as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Anaemia Detection and Control, in recognition of WEHI researchers’ expertise in combatting anaemia.

9 November 2020