Three people standing in hallway smiling at camera

A discovery about how human cells are ‘triggered’ to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders.

21 June 2018
Researchers standing together

A team of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have been recognised for their role in the development of a new anti-cancer medicine, receiving the 2018 Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

13 June 2018
Professor Andreas Strasser, Associate Professor Marco Herold and Dr Ana Janic

Melbourne scientists have discovered how the most important gene in preventing human cancer, p53, is able to stop the development of blood cancers.

12 June 2018
Exterior view of new childcare centre

Australia’s first childcare centre built and owned by an independent medical research institute and established on-site for its staff and students will be celebrated today in Melbourne.

4 June 2018
Researchers using microscope

Our structural biology researchers have visualised for the first time how the protein SOCS1 ‘switches off’ cell signalling to dampen immune responses and block cancer growth. 

1 June 2018
Dr Jason Tye-Din

A first of its kind study led by Institute researchers has detected potentially harmful levels of gluten in foods sold and served as ‘gluten-free’ across Melbourne.


28 May 2018
Researchers standing in laboratory looking at microscope slide

Australian researchers have made a surprise discovery that could rewrite our understanding of the role programmed cell death plays in embryonic development and congenital birth defects.

18 May 2018
Microscopic view of parasites in cells

A $4.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust will accelerate the search for much-needed new medicines for malaria.

1 May 2018
Two researchers in the laboratory looking at a piece of equipment

Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the ‘odd one out’ in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers.

23 April 2018
Dr Matt Ritchie and Dr Kim Anh Le Cao

Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.

20 April 2018