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Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Metastatic Melanoma

With the hot summer sun in Australia, it may come as no surprise that melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer to affect young people between the age of 15 and 39 years old. There is hope on the horizon, in the last ten years new treatments have developed which harness a patient’s own immune system to fight metastatic melanoma. read more

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Research to Prevent Zika Virus Underway in Adelaide

We are pleased to announce Professor Eric Gowans, along with Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk and Dr Danushka Wijesundara at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research have received funding from the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation to examine new strategies to develop a vaccine for the dangerous Zika virus. read more

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Supporting Elderly Patients through Research

We are excited to give you an update on clinical trainee Ben Thurston, who last year won the prize for best clinical trainee presentation at the annual Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) Research Day. read more

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Healthy Ageing Research Restores a Life

For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more