Student Prize available for asthma research

30 January 2020 Closing date: 19 February 2020 Applications are now open for the Picchi Brothers Foundation Prize for Excellence in Asthma Research  One prize of $10,000 will be awarded in 2020 to an eligible current or recent…

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Doherty Institute scientists first to grow and share Wuhan coronavirus

29 January 2020 Scientists from The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) in Melbourne have successfully grown the Wuhan coronavirus from a patient sample, which will provide expert international laboratories with crucial information to help…

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R&D tax set for Senate showdown

28 January 2020 By Denham Sadler, Senior Reporter Government cuts to the research and development tax incentive (RDTI) are set for a Senate showdown next week and is expected to be referred back to the same committee that rejected…

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Melbourne’s award-winning cancer treatment device

23 January 2020 Radiation oncology specialist, Chuan-Dong Wen has spent five years developing a device which is offering hope to cancer patients. He accepted the ‘Inspiration of the Year’ Award at the 26th National iAwards. by Georgina Jerums |  23 Jan…

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CSIRO to support nation’s bushfire rebuild

29 January 2020 CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has welcomed its role in delivering practical resilience measures in relation to bushfires and climate change, as the country faces continued extreme fire weather in the future. Announced by Prime…

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On-shore commercial manufacture and wider subsidy for CAR T Cell therapy

28 January 2020 Peter Mac welcomes today’s announcements that will enable Australia’s first on-shore commercial manufacture of CAR T-Cell therapy, and lead to wider subsidised access to this treatment. Cell Therapies Pty Ltd, a company situated at Peter…

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Genetic drivers of myeloproliferative diseases revealed – WEHI

24 January 2020 Dr Melissa Call, Associate Professor Matthew Call, and Dr Jessica Bridgford led the study at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Institute scientists have revealed seven new genetic mutations that cause myeloproliferative diseases – chronic…

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One step closer to understanding cancer-fighting immune cells

23 January 2020 Researchers discover that protective immune cells are not created equally This article first appeared in Science in Public. Personalised treatment of cancers has moved one step closer, thanks to University of Melbourne researcher Dr Susan Christo. Increasingly,…

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Melbourne start-up Navi Medical Technologies receives $400,000 through Accelerating Commercialisation grant to develop pediatric medical device

30 January 2020 Navi Medical Technologies, a Melbourne based start-up company with ambitions to help critically ill newborns, has recently been awarded $396,452 in funding according to a recent media announcement from The Hon Karen Andrews MP, the Minister for Industry, Science…

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Melbourne – A Heartland City in a New Decade

30 January 2020 Poised for Rockstar status as a Science & Technology Biomedical cluster Every year the Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of around 130 economies globally. The picture from the Global Innovation Index reflects that…

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How Genetics Informs Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism: Experiences from the North – Convergence Science Network event

29 January 2020 Event date: 25 February 2020 In the past decade, researchers have discovered ~100 genes to be involved in autism, and this data is starting to inform both confirmatory and early diagnosis. The discovery of the…

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Medical Bionics: A New Era in Medicine – Graeme Clark Institute event

29 January 2020 Event date: 13 February 2020 Medical bionics has transformed the lives of many people around the world. The next decade promises major advances and health impacts. About this Event The Graeme Clark Institute is please…

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