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Inaugural Te Urungi Fellowship Awarded To Dr Theresa Pankhurst

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 4:20 pm | Malaghan Institute

Dr Theresa Pankhurst A new fellowship to strengthen relationships between the Malaghan Institute and Māori communities and ultimately improve health outcomes for Māori has been awarded to postdoctoral researcher Dr Theresa Pankhurst (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti ... More >>

Clinical Study Shows Strong Immune Response To Pfizer Vaccine Across New Zealanders

Friday, 8 April 2022, 6:20 am | Malaghan Institute

A clinical study investigating immune responses to the Pfizer vaccine in New Zealanders at risk for COVID-19 disease has provided reassuring results says Dr Fran Priddy, the Executive Director of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand – Ohu Kaupare Huaketo ... More >>

Nanoparticle Tech Paves Way For Home-grown Vaccines And Therapeutics

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 6:27 pm | Malaghan Institute

New Zealand’s ability to make its own mRNA vaccines like the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is a step closer with the arrival of cutting-edge nanoparticle technology, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The NanoAssemblr Blaze is designed to produce lipid nanoparticles ... More >>

New Study Opens Doors For Immunotherapies For Prostate Cancer

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:17 am | Malaghan Institute

Recent research from the Malaghan Institute has uncovered a new way prostate cancer could be targeted by immunotherapies. The study, funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation and published in Frontiers in Immunology , found that immune cells that can reside ... More >>

Discovery Points To The Skin As ‘ground Zero’ For Allergic Disease

Friday, 19 November 2021, 9:07 am | Malaghan Institute

A ground-breaking discovery from the Malaghan Institute has shone a light on immune cells in the skin, suggesting they play a much larger role in the onset of allergies than first thought. The Immune Cell Biology team The discovery throws into question ... More >>

Study Finds A High-fibre Diet Can Improve Immune Response To Vaccines

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 1:25 pm | Malaghan Institute

A study from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has found that a high fibre diet can improve the immune response to the first dose of a vaccine. Published in Frontiers in Immunology , the finding has implications for how we might tailor our ... More >>

New Partnership To Scale Up CAR T-cell Cancer Treatment In New Zealand

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:59 am | Malaghan Institute

A new partnership to scale up ground-breaking CAR T-cell cancer therapy in New Zealand has been announced today at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, with the arrival of state-of-the-art automated cell therapy manufacturing technology. BioOra, ... More >>

New Study Into Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine To Provide Unique NZ Data

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 11:59 am | Malaghan Institute

A clinical study getting underway in Rotorua and Christchurch will provide valuable information on how our unique population responds to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The study, ‘Ka Mātau, Ka Ora' (from knowledge comes wellbeing), is being ... More >>

Vaccine Alliance Formed As Collaborators Establish National COVID-19 Vaccine Screening Programme

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 10:00 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington will help lead efforts to secure a COVID-19 vaccine for New Zealand as part of the newly established Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand – Ohu Kaupare ... More >>

Government Investment In National COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy Welcomed

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:04 pm | Malaghan Institute

The Government’s investment in a national COVID-19 vaccine programme is the shot in the arm the country needs for its economic future and the health of its people says Director of the Malaghan Institute Professor Graham Le Gros. Research, Science ... More >>

Top Scientists Call For Urgent COVID Vaccine Strategy To Ensure NZ’s Health And Economic Viability

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 7:01 pm | Malaghan Institute

Some of New Zealand’s top scientists are urging the need for a national COVID-19 vaccine programme to ensure New Zealand is best placed to access an effective vaccine at the earliest opportunity. Malaghan Institute Director Professor Graham Le Gros ... More >>

NZ’s first CAR T-cell cancer therapy clinical trial underway

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:23 am | Malaghan Institute

New Zealand’s first clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy, a revolutionary new approach to fighting cancer, is getting underway after receiving final regulatory approval. The phase I safety trial, called ENABLE, is part the of the Malaghan Institute’s ... More >>

Malaghan Institute seeking volunteers for hookworm trial

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:07 pm | Malaghan Institute

In a first of its kind, the Malaghan Institute is seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a clinical trial designed to explore the therapeutic potential of human hookworms. Funded by the Health Research Council, and in collaboration with the University ... More >>

Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:21 am | Malaghan Institute

Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer immunotherapy More >>

Immunotherapy profoundly changing the way we treat cancer

Monday, 29 April 2019, 12:15 pm | Malaghan Institute

Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research Professor Graham Le Gros says that since commercially-available cancer immunotherapies first appeared on the market less than a decade ago, they have caused a profound change on the way we target and ... More >>

Mapping immune responses one cell at a time

Monday, 11 February 2019, 1:37 pm | Malaghan Institute

Cell Systems: Single cell analysis of diverse pathogen responses defines a molecular roadmap for generating antigen-specific immunity More >>

$7.1 million for biomedical research technology hub

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:15 pm | Malaghan Institute

The Hugh Green Foundation has pledged $7.1 million to build a world-class biomedical research technology hub at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, marking a new era of science discovery in New Zealand. More >>

Freemasons donate $600,000 to Malaghan’s cancer research

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:19 pm | Malaghan Institute

Freemasons New Zealand is donating $600,000 over the next two years to support the Malaghan Institute’s world-leading cancer research. More >>

HRC fellowship recognises potential in CAR T-Cell therapy

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:01 am | Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute’s ground-breaking CAR T-cell therapy programme has received a significant boost from the Health Research Council (HRC) as part of its 2019 Career Development Awards. More >>

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 >>