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Welcome to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

For more than 100 years, the institute’s discoveries have advanced scientific thinking, improved clinical practice and resulted in new and more effective treatments for patients.

As we look to the future and what it will hold for medical research, we are developing strategies to ensure we continue to make discoveries that improve lives and benefit humanity.

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Lab group photo: (L-R) Mr Robert Hennessy, Dr Jai Rautela, Miss Rebecca Delconte, Mr Wilford Goh, Dr Kim Pham, Dr Nick Huntington 'Buying time' for natural killer cells could enhance cancer immunity

A team of researchers from Australia and France have uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body’s disease-fighting natural killer (NK) cells.

17 January 2017
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Group photo of Institute staff Australian approval for drug that 'melts' leukaemia

A new anti-cancer drug with the power to ‘melt away’ certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been granted approval by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

10 January 2017
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Research team working together Gold standard for cancer research technique revealed by global study

A research technique that is widely used to test new anti-cancer agents could be improved by adoption of a worldwide ‘gold standard’, according to a new study led by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists.

14 December 2016
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Associate Professor Marnie Blewitt in lab Victorian government support for new childcare facility at heart of medical research precinct

A $650,000 2016-17 New Early Learning Facilities grant from the Victorian Government will help the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to establish a new, purpose-built Early Childhood Education and Care facility. 

13 December 2016
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Mon, 23/01/2017 - 2:00pm to Mon, 23/01/2017 - 3:00pm

​Role of the gut microbiota in health and disease

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Wed, 01/02/2017 - 2:00pm

Immunotherapy and ALL

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 1:00pm to Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:00pm

​Iron and anaemia - from molecular medicine to global health

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:00pm to Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:00pm

​Targeting intestinal stem cells in colorectal cancer