Andrew Roberts standing smiling at camera

Cancer researcher and haematologist Professor Andrew Roberts has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

25 May 2020
Professor Marc Pellegrini smiling in office

COVID SHIELD, the first gold standard Australian clinical trial to determine whether the drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 is now open.

20 May 2020
Four researchers photographed side by side

Four research projects have been awarded generous Australian Government subsidies to fast-track their discoveries into new medicines using the National Drug Discovery Centre.

19 May 2020
Art of Science image of lung stem cell cilia by Dr Clare Weeden

A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment options for people with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

13 May 2020
Hands holding tube of blood

A new technique could provide vital information about a community’s immunity to infectious diseases including malaria and COVID-19.

12 May 2020
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The anti-cancer medicine venetoclax could improve the current 'gold standard' therapy for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

7 May 2020
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Our researchers have contributed to a breakthrough in understanding the structure of a key genetic molecule, called RNA, and revealing for the first time how these changes impact RNA’s function

7 May 2020
Researcher in the lab

Our researchers have developed a new way to pinpoint which breast cancers will respond to a new class of anti-cancer agents called ‘Smac-mimetics’.

6 May 2020
Researcher smiling at camera

Institute breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader has been named as one of three new Australian Fellows of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national science academy.

30 April 2020
Colourful microscopic image of neurons

Melbourne researchers have revealed for the first time that males infected with a common parasite can impact their offspring’s brain health and behaviour.

29 April 2020