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An outstanding industry leader with exceptional national and global experience in successfully propelling important biomedical discoveries out of the lab and into the market has been appointed inaugural CEO of BioCurate Pty Ltd. This AUD $80 million venture was launched last year by Monash University and the University of Melbourne and supported by the Victorian Government. The appointment is the result of an extensive international and national search.

In a huge boost to the global fight against malaria, researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications, and how a new medical treatment can overcome the parasite’s defences.

The University of Melbourne along with Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:PIRS) today announced a collaboration and funding awarded to advance treatments for diseases such as asthma.

Patients suffering from cancer, neurological conditions and infectious diseases will benefit significantly from the most recent round of research funding from the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   

A new study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association  (JAMA) suggests the link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention may depend on a person’s individual genetics.

In a ceremony held in Paris today, biochemist and molecular biologist, Dr Kathryn Holt was named one of 15 Rising Talents for L’Oréal Women in Science for 2015.

An international research team that includes the University of Melbourne’s Professor Sam Berkovic (AC) has identified a new gene for a progressive form of epilepsy.

People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research published in Nature Genetics.

Professors Sam Berkovic and Ingrid Scheffer have changed the way the world thinks about epilepsy.

Information generated by several new technologies will soon help researchers and clinicians match the right treatments with individual patients’ diseases.

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