Researcher smiling at camera

New funding is enabling our researchers to develop new approaches to potentially help people with Prader-Willi syndrome, a devastating and incurable genetic condition.

16 May 2019
Three researchers standing outside a building

A potential new treatment for asthma that works by targeting the cause of the disease, rather than just masking its symptoms, has been revealed in a new study. 

16 May 2019
Associate Professor Anne Voss, Associate Professor Tim Thomas, Dr Helen McRae

Institute scientists have revealed that a gene called PHF6 plays a role in protecting against blood cancer. The study showed how a breakdown in the gene’s function could accelerate the development of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

30 April 2019
Researchers standing together

A ‘hit-and-run’ interaction between two proteins could be an important trigger for cell death, according to new research.

10 April 2019
Associate Professor Anne Voss, Professor Andreas Strasser

New research has revealed how the tumour suppressor gene p53 is surprisingly critical for development of the brain and spinal cord in female embryos.

10 April 2019
Microscopic image

Our researchers have developed a new imaging technique to visualise key steps in the evolution of cancer cells within tumours, potentially revealing how breast cancers evade treatment.

29 March 2019
Professor Doug Hilton and Professor Christine Kilpatrick

Vital research to address the growing burden of dementia in Australia has been given a significant boost with $15 million over five years from Colonial Foundation.

27 March 2019
Professor Marcia Langton

The Institute was honoured to welcome influential Aboriginal academic Professor Marcia Langton AM to deliver our inaugural International Women’s Day address.

8 March 2019
Deborah Sims with her three children

A new treatment option for patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) will be made available through the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

24 February 2019
Generations of Danger by Justin Muir and Tom Weber

A cutting-edge technique called 'cellular barcoding' has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer.

15 February 2019