How the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to improve memory

11 February 2020 Story: Gosia Kaszubska, for RMIT When it comes to memory, immune cells are known as the “bad cops” of the brain. But new research shows they could also be turned into “good cops” to power memory…

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Humanitarian Award to support HMHB: Burnet Institute

19 February, 2020 Image: Mark Sullivan (left) with Burnet Institute Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC Two pioneering Australians, acknowledged for their contribution to end the debilitating disease river blindness, have generously dedicated the prize money from…

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Backing our world-leading medical researchers

19 February 2020 The Victorian Government is backing Victoria’s world-leading researchers to make the breakthroughs that change lives with the latest round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos recently announced applications were…

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Eradicate Cancer 2020 – Next frontiers in immunotherapy

21 February 2020 Event date: 25 – 27 March 2020   Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia About the event Currently CAR-T trials primarily use a patient’s own T cells modified to target specific cancer antigens and in…

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Male fertility: The biological clock ticks for men, too, and affects IVF success

18 February 2020 From Monash University’s LENS Professor Beverley Vollenhoven is talking about making babies. She’s a fertility expert from Monash IVF, and Monash University’s deputy head of obstetrics and gynaecology. Usually in her line of work she’s…

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Overseas grant pivotal to scientist’s immune therapy project

17 February 2020 Expertise, 20 years of experience in her field and a left-of-field idea have helped Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) Associate Professor Meredith O’Keeffe gain a $500,000 Worldwide Cancer Research grant. The grant, spread over three years and…

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Novel stem cell approach restores motor function in Parkinson’s Disease

20 February 2020 In a remarkable approach to combatting neurodegeneration using stem cells, Florey researchers have achieved preclinical evidence that stem cells grafts can restore motor function in animals with Parkinson’s Disease. Led by Professor Clare Parish, Head…

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New report on stimulating business innovation investment

20 February 2020 Modern Australian businesses are diversifying their approach to innovation, beyond research and development (R&D). These businesses experience higher revenue and job growth and are more likely to survive, says the Stimulating Business Investment in Innovation…

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‘Eureka LIVE’ offers exclusive access to global Medtronic network for local companies: Medtronic seeking partners in innovation

20 February 2020 Sydney – 20 February 2020 – Medtronic Australasia is calling for companies across Australia and New Zealand to apply to Eureka LIVE – a program designed to capture and launch local innovation onto the global…

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Immutep Reports Positive TACTI-002 Data

19 February 2020 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Immutep Limited (ASX: IMM; NASDAQ: IMMP) (“Immutep” or “the Company”), a biotechnology company developing novel immunotherapy treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases, announces interim data from its ongoing Phase II TACTI-002 study.…

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Message from the Chair of BioMelbourne Network

18 February 2020 The Board of BioMelbourne Network advises members and stakeholders that our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Julie-Anne White, has given notice of her resignation. Julie will assist in the transition and hand-over to an interim CEO,…

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Test measures immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis

17 February 2020 Researchers have developed a simple blood test that measures the body’s own immune response to improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the most common gynaecologic cancers, with the highest mortality rate. About…

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