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Breakthrough lung cancer drug discovery by Melbourne researchers

26th July, 2016 A BREAKTHROUGH discovery has opened up a potential new drug to stop lung cancer and emphysema as well as detecting the killer diseases much sooner. Researchers from Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of Medical Science have identified…

Monash part of world-first clinical trial for lymphoma patients

26th July, 2016 A novel therapy for aggressive lymphoma is being tested in a world-first clinical trial at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).In early 2015, researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre showed the novel…

Burnet Institute and ARTES join forces to develop novel hepatitis C vaccine

27th July, 2016 The Melbourne based Burnet Institute and ARTES Biotechnology announce they have joined forces to develop a novel, effective vaccine to prevent transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV). An HCV vaccine is urgently needed to prevent…

Opthea Reports Positive Data from wet AMD Clinical Trial

26th July, 2016 Melbourne, Australia, July 26 2016 – Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT) • Phase 1 dose escalation study met primary objective demonstrating OPT-302 safety and tolerability as monotherapy and in combination with standard of care Lucentis® • Changes…

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…

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