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02/10/14

Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene is leading a collaborative research project with Servier to test a potential new treatment for cancer.

New research partnership with Servier to target Achilles’ heel of many cancers

The European pharmaceutical company Servier has established a collaborative partnership with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to facilitate the development of new agents that could be effective in...

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01/10/14

Dr Michael Buchert, Dr Toby Phesse, Associate Professor Matthias Ernst (L-R) and colleagues found more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing medicines.

Eighty per cent of bowel cancers halted with existing medicines

An international team of scientists has shown that more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs.

The study found that medicines called ‘JAK inhibitors’ halted tumour...

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12/09/14

Dr Tommy Liu and colleagues have discovered cartilage plays an active role in rheumatoid arthritis and is not an 'innocent bystander' as previously thought.

No innocent bystander: cartilage contributes to arthritis

Melbourne researchers have discovered that cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodelling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an ‘innocent bystander’ as...

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