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
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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
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Breast cancer researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell that helps to keep breast tissue healthy by regulating a vital process within mammary ducts – the sites where most breast cancers arise.


28 April 2020
Malaria infecting the liver and blood

A potential new approach for preventing malaria is on the horizon with the discovery that drugs currently used to kill cancer cells can also kill malaria-infected liver cells.

1 April 2020
Researcher standing on the left in lab coat in a lab, with two other people also in lab coats

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute stomach cancer researcher Dr Lorraine O’Reilly credits a recent boost in funding from Cancer Council NSW to the support she’s received from people with stomach cancer and their carers.

31 March 2020