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BTF – Medical technology investment to improve lives

The Turnbull Government will fund three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.A total of $13.3 million will be invested into high potential Australian innovations…

Victorian patients with frontotemporal dementia to trial new drug

IN a world-first trial, Victorians with a devastating form of dementia that strikes in middle age will be given a drug aimed at slowing the disease. Thousands of Australians have the condition, which causes changes in personality and…

Beyond the Big Idea – Dr Krystal Evans talks about Innovation

Everyone talks about it, but what does innovation really mean? And how do you create a culture in which innovators flourish? The University of Melbourne believes it has some answers. Read article here

New series puts Australian health under the microscope

Dr Shalin Naik from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is co-hosting a new ABC health and medical science education series, Ask the Doctor, which premieres at 8pm on Tuesday 16 May.In a twelve-part series, the state of the…

Nature Jobs Career Guide Melbourne

Nature has release a careers guide supplement foccussing on Melbourne’s biomedical sector. Melbourne’s institutions cluster into discrete geographic hubs, with a solid culture of collaboration and an emphasis on biomedical research. Learn more about the area’s leading scientific…

Medicinal cannabis imported by Victorian government to treat ill children

As little Gemma was settled for bedtime, she was given a dose of cannabis oil the Victorian government bought from Canada last week. That was on Friday when the five-year-old who has near constant seizures became one of…

Top Eight Asia Biopharma Clusters 2016

Which Countries Are the East’s Most Promising for Research and Development? Read article here

Biomedical Scientist wins ‘Australian of the Year’ – Congratulations Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

Biomedical scientist treating spinal cord injuries wins ‘Australian of the Year Award’ An inspirational scientist and international leader in stem cell research, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has given hope to thousands of Australians with spinal cord injuries. A global…

Greg Hunt announced as Sussan Ley’s replacement as Health Minister

Greg Hunt has been named Australia’s new Health Minister as part of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s fourth reshuffle since taking the top office. Mr Hunt has taken over the role from Sussan Ley, who resigned from the Cabinet…

Immuron Initiates NASH MOA Studies with SanyalBio and with Duke University

Melbourne, Australia, January 19th, 2017: Australian biopharmaceutical Company Immuron Limited (ASX: IMC) is pleased to announce the initiation of several studies designed to add to the growing body of evidence supporting the unique mechanism of action (MOA) of…

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Melbourne patients first in world to access drug

MELBOURNE patients will be the first in the world to access a breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug shown to wake people up from the devastating impacts of dementia. Up to 300 Australians will be offered the chance to trial experimental…

Antiseptic used in WWI could hold key to treating superbugs, viral infections, Melbourne researchers say

An antiseptic used to treat wounds during World War I that has been out of use for more than 50 years could help fight superbugs and prevent future pandemics, Melbourne researchers have said. The team from the Hudson…

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