Clinician in an office

Melbourne researchers have solved a longstanding mystery about why some people develop recurring, itchy hives without an apparent allergic trigger, a condition known as chronic spontaneous urticaria.

3 July 2017
Researchers in an office

An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called ‘Smac mimetics’.

26 June 2017
Carrie Bickmore with lab group

Harnessing the immune system to treat childhood brain cancer is a step closer thanks to funding from Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation.

22 June 2017
Dr Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat, Dr Clare Weeden, Professor Ben Solomon and Richard Young

A Melbourne study is set to improve treatment options for patients with the second most common type of lung cancer, lung squamous cell carcinoma, a disease for which new anti-cancer drugs are urgently needed.

14 June 2017
Professor Peter Colman in his office

Professor Peter Colman has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civilian honour, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2017.

12 June 2017
Five researchers in group standing in garden, smiling at camera

Australian researchers have found a new way to use immunotherapy, a breakthrough mode of cancer treatment which harnesses the patient’s immune system, to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer. 

8 June 2017
Dr Shalin Naik

Dr Shalin Naik is co-hosting a new ABC health and medical science education series, Ask the Doctor, which premieres at 8pm on Tuesday 16 May.

16 May 2017
Researcher sitting in front of computer, writing and smiling at camera

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers are two of six Australian recipients of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholars awards in 2017.

9 May 2017
Two researchers standing in hallway smiling at camera

An international research team has revealed that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more likely to develop asthma than males after puberty.

8 May 2017
Scientists working in a laboratory

The Institute welcomes the Victorian Government’s budget announcement to strengthen support for medical research and improve health outcomes for Victorian patients.

2 May 2017