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  1. 8 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stopping healthy cells from self-destructing

    Scientists from WEHI and the University of Melbourne have developed a world-first compound that keeps cells alive and functioning when they would otherwise die.

  2. 26 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue

    Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.

  3. 7 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Prostate cancer: Starving out the enemy

    Joint research by Monash University and University of Melbourne finds blocking a cell's access to 'fuel' could help develop a new therapy for prostate cancer.

  4. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Putting cancer cells to sleep

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI have uncovered a whole new class of drug compounds that could put some specific cancer cells to "sleep".

  5. 9 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    On the ‘breadcrumb trail’ of aggressive lung cancer

    For the first time, University of Melbourne/WEHI researchers have shown that alterations to two cell ‘pathways' cause aggressive lung adenocarcinomas.

  6. 15 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    But I got my flu shot? Why the flu vaccine works for some and not others

    New research from the University of Melbourne has discovered why some people aren’t immune to the flu even after they’ve had the influenza vaccine.

  7. 28 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Armour against malaria

    Efforts to develop a malaria vaccine have been boosted by the discovery that we can trap parasite-killing immune cells in the liver to stop malaria cold.

  8. 24 June 2016 - Science Matters

    Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth

    An international team of scientists have identified several proteins that are essential to producing the main component of plant cell walls – cellulose.