Microscopic image of viruses

An extensive search and testing of current drugs and drug-like compounds has revealed compounds previously developed to fight SARS might also work against COVID-19.

26 August 2020
Woman and baby

Low socioeconomic families – and particularly women – experienced increased financial hardship, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health challenges during COVID-19 lockdown measures in Bangladesh, a new research study shows.

26 August 2020
Red and blue molecules

A new iron intervention study has determined which of the world’s low-and-middle income countries would benefit from using iron-containing micronutrient powders to tackle childhood anaemia.

4 August 2020
Microscopic image of cells

Melbourne researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the ‘intracellular’ bacterium Salmonella.

31 July 2020
Researchers with model of the c-FIND diagnostic device

Institute researchers have developed a fast, new test for infections and infectious diseases that could transform Australia’s ability to provide targeted clinical care and respond to pandemics and biosecurity threats.

1 July 2020
Microscopic image of cells

Our researchers have made significant advances in understanding the inflammatory cell death regulatory protein MLKL and its role in disease.

19 June 2020
Researcher smiling at camera

Structural biology has been used to ‘map’ part of a protein called SMCHD1, explaining how some changes in SMCHD1 cause certain developmental and degenerative conditions.

17 June 2020
Smiling researcher

Blood cancer researcher and haematologist Professor Andrew Roberts has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

8 June 2020
researcher working in a laboratory

The Australian Government will invest $3M in Walter and Eliza Hall Institute research programs that are developing new classes of medicines for COVID-19.

2 June 2020
Cone snail image courtesy of Professor B. Olivera, University of Utah

Diabetes treatments could be improved following the development of a dramatically modified form of human insulin that mimics the ultra-fast-acting properties of cone snail venom insulin.

2 June 2020