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Health Matters webinar: Ovarian cancer

Event: 24th August 2022

Ovarian cancer remains an insidious disease that threatens both the survival and quality of life of thousands of women globally. Each day, five Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian...

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New Fellowship supports gene editing research

News: 25th July 2022

SVI's Dr Astrid Glaser has been awarded the Inaugural Captain Courageous Fellowship, for research focused on developing a new treatment path for the genetic condition, Fanconi Anaemia.

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Unexpected discovery offers rare disease hope

News: 11th July 2022

Scientists at SVI have made a ‘surprising’ new finding that may support improved screening, diagnosis and treatment targets for the rare and fatal genetic condition MMIHS (also known as...

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mRNA research could be key to type 1 diabetes treatment

News: 06th July 2022

A team led by SVI’s Associate Professor Mark Chong, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Victorian Government’s new mRNA Research Acceleration Fund to push forward development of an...

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Testing the quality of a COVID RAT

News: 01st July 2022

Rapid antigen testing (RAT) for COVID-19 has quickly become a regular routine for many Australians, as a tool to support our return to schools, workplaces and ‘normal’ life.  

But while...

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Funding supports new approach to Alzheimer’s disease

News: 30th June 2022

A team led by SVI’s Professor Michael Parker was recently awarded a Faye Williams Innovation Grant from the Dementia Australia Research Foundation, to support testing of a potential new...

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New medical discovery centre forges ahead

News: 30th June 2022

Victorian Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford, this week visited the site of the future Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD), in which

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Using data to get personal with medicine

News: 26th June 2022

Generating insights from biological data has the potential to drive quantum leaps in our knowledge of disease – particularly in how medical care might be personalised for better individual...

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Steps that lessen the pain

News: 06th June 2022

New SVI research on lipoedema – a debilitating chronic disease often misdiagnosed as obesity – provides a path to potential drug treatments and development of a diagnostic screening test.

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New funding brings medical discovery to life

News: 12th May 2022

SVI is excited to have secured a $2.5 million grant through The Ian Potter Foundation to support the Aikenhead Centre for Medical ​Discovery (ACMD). SVI is one of nine partners in the ACMD, a...

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