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  • High calibre research advanced by NHMRC funding
    03 December 2016
    WEHI has received $31.9 million in support of project grants and fellowships across a range of research areas including immunology, infectious diseases, cancer, systems biology, and personalised medicine. Among the grant recipients, Dr Samir Taoudi received $1 million that will support his team’s research into how blood cells are formed.
  • Brain research leader is Queensland’s Senior Australian of the Year
    28 November 2016
    The University of Queensland’s Professor Perry Bartlett has been named the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year in recognition of his work on the human brain, including dementia and depression.
  • Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence awarded to breast cancer researchers
    22 November 2016
    Breast cancer researchers Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer Division, have been awarded the 2016 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research.
  • Monash researchers start company to reprogram human cells
    14 November 2016
    In what is likely to revolutionise the ability of doctors to turn cells from a patient into tissues and organs needed to treat disease, a technology called Mogrify, co-developed at Monash University, provides the template to turn cells into a heart, kidney or pancreas.
  • Research hits the sweet spot for healthy brains
    24 October 2016
    The University of Queensland has launched a world-first clinical trial to determine the exact amount of exercise which can reverse the effects of ageing on the brain. The trial will monitor 300 people over 65 to determine the “sweet spot” – the amount, intensity, and type of exercise which leads to cognitive improvement in the ageing brain.
  • Stem cell breakthrough towards treating childhood cancers
    18 October 2016
    Scientists from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) are one step closer to understanding how to create blood stem cells in the laboratory to treat blood disorders and childhood cancers like leukaemia.
  • Ageing research centre launched at AIBN
    17 October 2016
    The University of Queensland today launched a new $7 million regenerative medicine research centre to improve older Australians’ quality of life and increase their participation and productivity.
  • Protein network breakthrough
    12 October 2016
    Protein network discovery brings scientists one step closer to cracking childhood heart disease.
  • Call for regulatory change to curb unethical, exploitative and potentially hazardous practices
    07 October 2016
    Australian clinics and businesses continue to offer unproven, costly, and potentially hazardous medical treatments that claim to use stem cells. There is an urgent need for more stringent regulatory oversight to protect the Australian public and overseas visitors from harm, and to ensure genuine efforts to translate promising stem cell research into clinical benefit are not stymied.
  • Breast cancer research achievements recognised by national award
    05 October 2016
    The scientific achievements of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader have been recognised with the awarding of the 2016 Lemberg Medal.
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