Professor Len Harrison standing in a laboratory

Melbourne researchers have identified an immune protein that has the potential to stop or reverse the development of type 1 diabetes in its early stages, before insulin-producing cells have been destroyed.

20 May 2013
Professor Alan Cowman and Dr Neta Regev-Rudzki standing in a laboratory

Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can ‘talk’ to each other – a social behaviour to ensure the parasite’s survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans.

16 May 2013
Dr Ana Janic and Liz Valente sitting in a laboratory

The understanding of how a powerful protein called p53 protects against cancer development has been upended by a discovery by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers.

10 May 2013
Professor Terry Speed drawing on a whiteboard

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy promoting excellence in science.

8 May 2013
Dr Krystal Evans holding a protein screen

Australian researchers have developed the first malaria vaccine that can be tailored to combat the many variants of malaria that exist around the world. Human trials of the vaccine will begin next year.

30 April 2013
Dr Guillaume Lessene standing in front of a fume hood in a laboratory

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and their collaborators have tailor-made a new chemical compound that blocks a protein that has been linked to poor responses to treatment in cancer patients.

22 April 2013
Chris Thomas and Professor Doug Hilton in the tearoom

Incoming Walter and Eliza Hall Institute board president Mr Christopher Thomas will use his new appointment to champion medical research and the better health outcomes it delivers for Australians.

18 April 2013
Professor Don Metcalf in front of a microscope

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute cancer researchers Professor Don Metcalf and Professor Suzanne Cory have been inducted to the first class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.

26 March 2013
Associate Professor Lynn Corcoran looking at a petri dish

Associate Professor Lynn Corcoran from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been inducted to the 2013 Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her discoveries into the immune system and cancer, and her support of aspiring female scientists and students.

14 March 2013
Dr Lorraine O'Reilly holding a petri dish

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have been awarded funding from Cancer Council NSW to support research that will further understanding of stomach cancer.

8 March 2013