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Nobel Prize recognises growing relevance of immunotherapy

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:02 pm | Malaghan Institute

The decision to award a Nobel Prize to two leading immunotherapy researchers is well deserved recognition of the major impact immunology and immunotherapy is having in the fight against cancer says the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. More >>

Breast cancer research to investigate vaccines

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:57 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research’s cancer immunotherapy team has been given the green light to investigate new potential vaccines for breast cancer thanks to a Health Research Council (HRC), Breast Cancer Cure and Breast Cancer Foundation ... More >>

Growing understanding of immune system a game-changer

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 11:40 am | Malaghan Institute

World-leading New Zealand immunologist Professor Graham Le Gros says we are on the cusp of exciting breakthroughs in our fight against disease as knowledge of our immune system grows exponentially. More >>

Going the extra mile for Multiple Sclerosis research

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:34 am | Malaghan Institute

“Today I will walk as far as I can. Tomorrow I may not be so lucky.” Feedback like this keeps Kitty Johnson, a Trustee of the Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust, committed to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune ... More >>

New immunotherapy against cancer launched

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:51 pm | Malaghan Institute

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research to launch new immunotherapy against cancer in partnership with Chinese research group. More >>

Professor Mike Berridge awarded the 2016 Liley Medal

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:30 pm | Malaghan Institute

Malaghan Institute’s Research Professor Mike Berridge awarded the 2016 Liley Medal for major discovery in Cancer Research More >>

Breakthrough stimulates brain tumour research and a grant

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:45 am | Malaghan Institute

Professor Mike Berridge, Malaghan Institute: Breakthrough stimulates brain tumour research and a million dollar grant More >>

One thousand citations – what does that mean for NZ science?

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 4:59 pm | Malaghan Institute

Biomedical research published by Malaghan Institute Research Professor Mike Berridge and his colleague An Tan has achieved the equivalent of a gold medal in scientific circles – it has been cited, or referenced, by 1,000 researchers since its publication ... More >>

The moon-shot to cure cancer

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:32 am | Malaghan Institute

Today is World Cancer Day, a day marked around the globe by activities to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. More >>

$3.5 million to investigate products to boost immune defence

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 10:43 am | Malaghan Institute

The first of the National Science Challenges: High-Value Nutrition today announced an investment of $10.9 million, over three and half years, for research to accelerate the translation of New Zealand-led science into scientifically validated food products ... More >>

An international icon in Immunology has fallen

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 2:58 pm | Malaghan Institute

Today Professor Graham Le Gros learned of the death of his friend and mentor Dr Bill Paul in Washington DC, aged 79. He was an international icon in the world of immunology, long-time laboratory chief at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... More >>

Hurricane Katrina 10 years on – the science connection in NZ

Monday, 24 August 2015, 9:24 am | Malaghan Institute

The world-first discovery in cell biology made by scientists based in New Zealand and Australia in 2015 might have been made a decade earlier if not for Hurricane Katrina; according to a researcher who watched as rising water and eventual power ... More >>

Working every day towards a cure for cancer

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 4:26 pm | Malaghan Institute

Tomorrow is World Cancer Day but cancer research staff at the Malaghan Institute are motivated every day to further international cancer research – here in Wellington – and bring better treatments or cures to New Zealanders facing a cancer diagnosis. ... More >>

International coverage for a Wellington medical breakthrough

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:05 pm | Malaghan Institute

One of the world’s largest dedicated science websites – IFL Science – featured the Malaghan Institute-led discovery this weekend; “ World First: Scientists Observe DNA Shuttling Between Cells, Triggering Tumor Growth ”. The cellular biology breakthrough ... More >>

Extraordinary gene transfer between cells observed

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 7:46 am | Malaghan Institute

Tumour cells without mitochondrial DNA form tumours only after importing replacement DNA from surrounding cells. More >>

Asthma vaccine discovery

Monday, 6 October 2014, 11:58 am | Malaghan Institute

A team of New Zealand researchers has discovered new vaccine technology that can be used to treat asthma and other allergic diseases. With asthma now affecting up to one in four New Zealand children, the researchers say this is a promising step ... More >>

Malaghan Institute unravels mysteries of allergic response

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:41 pm | Malaghan Institute

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington are a step closer to unravelling some of the mysteries surrounding what triggers an allergic response. More >>

Malaghan Institute Supreme winner at Wellington Gold Awards

Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:42 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research was delighted to be named winner of the Cyber and Supreme Gold Awards on Thursday night. Established in 1999, the annual Gold Awards are a showcase of organisational talent and capability and are a way ... More >>

A major upgrade for independent medical research in NZ

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:59 am | Malaghan Institute

Wellington’s Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has announced a $28 million boost for cancer, asthma and inflammatory disease research in New Zealand. Cancer and asthma are some of New Zealand’s most devastating diseases. The Malaghan Institute ... More >>

Obesity, gout and the sluggish immune system

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 11:20 am | Malaghan Institute

Obesity is recognised as a risk factor for gout, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. What is less well known is that carrying excess weight can also prevent the immune system from functioning correctly. More >>

 

 

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