Dr Axel Kallies and Mr Kevin Man standing in a lab

Melbourne researchers have found that even our immune system is subject to performance enhancement, giving immune cells the boost they need to ensure the best team is selected to fight infections.

23 September 2013
Professor Andrew Roberts standing in a lab

Cancer researcher and haematologist Professor Andrew Roberts has been named the inaugural Metcalf Chair of Leukaemia Research, a joint appointment between The University of Melbourne, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

13 September 2013
Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger in a laboratory

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger has today been awarded a $150,000Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI) Fellowship by the Victorian Government to discover potential new medications to treat conditions including cancer and fungal infections.

11 September 2013
Dr James Murphy and Associate Professor John Silke holding a protein model

Melbourne scientists have revealed the structure of a protein that is essential for triggering a form of programmed cell death, making possible the development of new drugs to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

6 September 2013
Dr Jason Tye-Din holding diagnostic equipment in a laboratory

Australian researchers have developed a new approach to detecting coeliac disease, revealing this immune disorder is far more common than previously recognised.

28 August 2013
Associate Professor Matthias Ernst and Dr Tracy Putoczki in a laboratory

Melbourne researchers have identified a molecule called interleukin-11 as a potential new target for anti-cancer therapies.

13 August 2013
Associate Professor Clare Scott talking to a patient

Medical professionals, researchers and ovarian cancer patient advocates are meeting in Melbourne this week to discuss how to improve the treatment and quality-of-life of ovarian cancer patients.

4 August 2013
Dr Daniel Gray and Antonia Policheni in a lab

Scientists have uncovered the mechanism that controls whether cells that are able to suppress immune responses live or die.

15 July 2013
Mr Tony Abbott, Mr Peter Dutton and Dr Peter Czabotar in a laboratory

Opposition leader Mr Tony Abbott MHR has visited Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to learn more about the institute’s research and how it will improve the lives of patients and streamline translation of discoveries to the clinic.

11 July 2013
Dr Delphine Merino, Dr François Vaillant, Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader in a laboratory

Melbourne researchers have discovered that anti-cancer compounds currently in clinical trials for some types of leukaemia could offer hope for treating the most common type of breast cancer.

9 July 2013