Woman receives intravenous iron as part of new Malawi IV trial

Institute researchers have launched one of the largest international efforts to prevent and treat maternal anaemia and investigate the impacts of iron deficiency.

8 January 2019
Researchers standing together in the lab

Our researchers have discovered how a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease may protect cells such as neurons in the brain. 

20 December 2018
Dr Wilson Wong and Professor Alan Cowman

An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the ‘key’ used by the world’s deadliest malaria parasite to enter and infect human blood cells.

13 December 2018
Associate Professor Alyssa Barry

Research that will improve the health of Australians has been boosted by new National Health and Medical Research Council funding to the Institute.

12 December 2018
SAGE awards

The Institute’s commitments to supporting gender equity, diversity and an inclusive workplace culture have been recognised with a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

5 December 2018
Dr Richard Birkinshaw Dr Rachel Thijssen and Dr Mary Ann Anderson

A Melbourne collaboration has identified the reason for drug resistance in some patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 

4 December 2018
Image showing red proteins erupting from a ring of purple proteins on a blue surface

Our scientists have identified an important component of the microscopic machinery that drives cell death.

26 November 2018
Doctor speaking to patient

A cancer’s genetic sequence may be the key to matching people with rare cancers to the right anti-cancer treatments, according to a new clinical trial instigated by patients.

14 November 2018
Small intestine lining histology image

An Australian study has found low levels of gluten in one in 40 ‘gluten-free’ manufactured foods tested.

12 November 2018
L-R: Gordon Smyth, Yunshun Chen, Andreas Strasser, Gemma Kelly

Melbourne scientists have discovered how tumour development is driven by mutations in the most important gene in preventing cancer, p53. 

7 November 2018