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Stem cells healing broken hearts; Making cancer treatment less aggressive, more effective

The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (based in Victoria) supports stem cell science and educates the community about the potential and dangers of stem cell therapies.The winners of the 2016 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research were…

Launch of Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre

26th July, 2016 MTP Connect chief executive officer Sue MacLeman says her Federal Government funded initiative aim is “to drive competitiveness and productivity of the sector”. Ms MacLeman told Biotech Daily that the launch of a 10-year plan…

Animation library to increase science literacy in Victoria

26th July, 2016 The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research will embark on an exciting new project to create a free online database of more than 100 scientifically accurate 3D biomedical animations.Addressing a strong demand within…

Genomics Innovation Hub to enable personalised cancer treatment

21st July 2016 The University of Melbourne and the Australian Genomics Research Facility (AGRF) have launched the Genomics Innovation Hub — a collaborative initiative that will help pave the way for personalised cancer treatments based on patients’ genetic…

Genetics of autism and gut changes the focus of new research & industry partnership

21st July 2016 University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the genetics underlying the relationship between autism and changes to the gut. University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the…

AIDS 2016 Durban: HIV cure hope of Nobel prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Australia’s Sharon Lewin

21st July 2016 If YOU had been responsible for discovering why otherwise healthy people, in the prime of their lives, were dropping dead, you might be a little bit pleased with yourself. Not so for Francoise Barre-Sinoussi. “It…

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer’s disease clues long before symptoms show

21st July 2016 Scientists are close to developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms appear.La Trobe University researchers have identified abnormalities in the blood linked to the degenerative condition, which affects more than 350,000…

July 2016 – Launch Vic Collaboration

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans, met with the CEO of Launch Vic Dr Pradeep Philip to discuss ways to support start-ups and entrepreneurial activity in the biotech, medtech and pharma sector. The goals of Launch Vic are…

July 2016 – Two new strategies launched

In July, Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy launched two new government strategies: Victoria’s Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-20: Healthier lives, stronger economy Victoria’s International Health Strategy 2016 – 2020: Partnering for a healthy and prosperous future These strategies…

Curtin Medal recognises Institute director’s contributions to medical researc

1st July, 2016 – Professor Doug Hilton, director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has been awarded The Curtin Medal for Excellence in Medical Research for his outstanding contributions to medical science. The award from The John…

CSIRO and 360BioLabs who have been successful in securing a CRC-P grant to develop an antibody based in vitro diagnostic for metastatic cancer

Congratulations to to BioMelbourne Network members – CSIRO and 360BioLabs – who have been successful in securing a CRC-P grant to develop an antibody based in vitro diagnostic for metastatic cancer. This is the first round of the…

‘Holy grail’ of breast cancer prevention in high-risk women may be in sight

June 21st, 2016 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene. This could mean that women with high genetic risk…

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