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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 >>

Malaghan Institute Finalist in the Wellington Gold Awards

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:43 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is a finalist in the Wellington Gold Awards (Cyber Gold category). Established in 1999, the annual Gold Awards are a showcase of organisational talent and capability and are a way of paying tribute to those ... More >>

$6.2 million investment to curb NZ's allergy epidemic

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 9:39 am | Malaghan Institute

Today the Health Research Council of New Zealand announced their ~$6.2 million investment into allergy research being undertaken at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. More >>

Scratching the surface of skin allergy

Monday, 22 April 2013, 9:47 am | Malaghan Institute

A trans-Tasman collaboration between researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington and the Centenary Institute in Sydney has resulted in the discovery of a unique type of immune cell in the skin. The significance of which ... More >>

A new vaccine therapy for brain cancer

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 10:16 am | Malaghan Institute

MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2012 A new vaccine therapy for brain cancer What do you do when you are faced with terminally ill patients that want to trial a promising immunotherapy but are too sick to provide the immune cells necessary for it to work? ... More >>

Boosting immune responses against leukaemia

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 9:21 am | Malaghan Institute

In the first of its kind, a translational study undertaken at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has revealed that boosting the activity of a rare type of immune cell could be an effective way to vaccinate patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia ... More >>

A ‘flu shot’ for asthma and allergy?

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 11:57 am | Malaghan Institute

Preventing asthma and allergy with a small jab in the arm is not as far-fetched as you might think, say scientists at Wellington’s Malaghan Institute. Every winter we are encouraged to get our annual flu shot, to forearm our immune system with all ... More >>

Avoiding eating peanuts may not save children from allergy

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 10:46 am | Malaghan Institute

Research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has highlighted a process by which children might become allergic to peanuts, without ever tasting them. More >>

World Day of Immunology

Thursday, 28 April 2011, 1:34 pm | Malaghan Institute

Since 2005, the 29th of April has marked Day of Immunology in many countries across the globe. Established by the European Federation of Immunological Societies, its primary goal is to strengthen public awareness of the importance of the immune system ... More >>

Working towards a cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, 18 February 2011, 4:48 pm | Malaghan Institute

There is currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – however scientists at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research believe that specialised cells found in the blood might hold the key to improving the quality of life of the thousands of ... More >>

Taking the guesswork out of treating cancer

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 11:12 am | Malaghan Institute

One of the greatest challenges in treating cancer is not knowing how a patient will respond to therapy. Recent research by scientists at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, has provided ... More >>

Research reveals clue to tackling tuberculosis

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 12:17 pm | Malaghan Institute

Tuberculosis (Tb) kills more people worldwide than any other bacterial disease. Recent research from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research suggests that understanding how the immune system responds to Tb is the key to tackling this deadly disease. More >>

Breakthrough in fighting hookworm parasite

Tuesday, 3 August 2010, 1:01 pm | Malaghan Institute

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research have made a discovery that could lead to a vaccine against hookworm, a parasite that plagues an estimated one billion people worldwide. More >>

$4.5 million investment into cancer vaccine

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 11:46 am | Malaghan Institute

Treating cancer patients with a vaccine is one step closer to reality as a result of $4.5 million investment of Health Research Council of New Zealand funding in cancer research. More >>

NZ Scientists Welcome FDA Cancer Vaccine OK

Monday, 3 May 2010, 8:13 pm | Malaghan Institute

Approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the first therapeutic cancer vaccine will significantly boost efforts in New Zealand, Malaghan Institute scientists say. More >>

Friday Marks Malaghan Institute’s Lollipop Appeal

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 3:14 pm | Malaghan Institute

Of the one in three New Zealanders diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, 40% won’t survive. But the news isn’t all bleak. The team of scientists at Wellington’s Malaghan Institute of Medical Research believe a cure is possible and are working ... More >>

Funding For Malaghan Institute Cancer Research

Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 12:42 pm | Malaghan Institute

Wellington clinicians Mr Martin Hunn and Dr Peter Ferguson have recently been awarded prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowships from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), to undertake cancer research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical ... More >>

Malaghan Institute Receives Marsden Funds

Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 12:55 pm | Malaghan Institute

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research cancer and infectious diseases scientists are the latest recipients of highly-contested Marsden Funds. Dr Ian Hermans, Dr Troels Petersen and Dr Joanna Kirman were awarded ~$800,000 of Marsden funding, administered ... More >>

 

 

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