Curbing cancer’s addiction to treat it
Most cancers need a specific molecule to grow and spread; cutting off the supply is showing promise as a way to treat it, finds University of Melbourne research
Science, society and drug design
After being the first in his family to go to university, biochemist Sir Thomas Blundell has worked in music, local council, medical research and advisor to a PM
Using chemotherapy to fight malaria
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Institute have discovered chemotherapy can help overcome growing resistance to the antimalarial artemisinin.
The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs
University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.
A big discovery in a tiny package
Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments
Putting cells through their paces
Scientists are putting human cells through micro-obstacle courses designed to replicate the mechanics inside our bodies and better test drug effectiveness.
Trapping malaria in a gene net
Malaria’s ability to mutate to nullify drugs is actually its downfall, delivering a new weapon for stopping the spread of resistance.
The new battlefront in malaria research
An international research team is working to combat emerging resistance to antimalarials, within a limited timeline and budget.