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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Australian autoimmunity research pioneer Professor Ian Reay Mackay AM on 24 March 2020.

24 March 2020
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A revolutionary new technology has been applied to reveal the inner workings of individual cancer cells – potentially identifying more effective treatment combinations for people with cancer.

19 March 2020
Carly Findlay and members of the Institute's Gender Equity Committee

The Institute was proud to welcome award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM to deliver our 2020 address.

13 March 2020
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A state-of-the-art facility to fast-track new medicines for Australian patients has been opened by Australian Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt MP and Victorian Minister for Health the Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

12 March 2020
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A novel class of antimalarial compounds that can effectively kill malaria parasites has been developed by Australian and US researchers.

5 March 2020
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Melbourne researchers have uncovered important differences between the male and female immune system which may explain why men are more susceptible to obesity and metabolism-related associated diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

27 February 2020
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Our researchers have revealed new details about how joint inflammation evolves in rheumatoid arthritis, and the cells that prolong the inflammatory attack.

26 February 2020
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Our researchers have revealed a new vulnerability in lymphomas that are driven by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells.

20 February 2020
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Our researchers have narrowed the focus on which survival proteins are important for the survival of B cell lymphomas, eliminating the protein BCL-W from the ‘suspect list’.

5 February 2020
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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