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Following a global competition, five leading researchers from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct have been awarded the prestigious title of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar.

Potential new treatments for cancers such as leukaemia are a step closer as young researchers are awarded the 2014 Picchi Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research.

New research has revealed women with a strong genetic predisposition to breast cancer who take the cancer prevention tablet tamoxifen after their first tumour, have a substantially reduced risk of developing a new breast cancer.

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded two prestigious Program Grants and 24 scholarships worth $16.7 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.