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New insight into cell death could help fight heart disease

March 18, 2014


La Trobe University research has shed new light on how dead and dying cells are removed from the human body.  The research could also lead to new ways to boost the body’s defence mechanisms and better treat a range of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease. Cell biologist Dr Ivan Poon has been studying a […]

Study reveals potent new anti-cancer protein

December 5, 2013


Cornering the market for Southeast Asian gac fruit in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray helped a La Trobe University doctoral student come up with one of the most promising proteins yet in the global quest for new drugs to halt the spread of breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancer. Pedro Quimbar, working with colleagues at […]

Indigenous Totem Art graces new molecular science institute

October 16, 2013


The first large-scale public sculpture commissioned by the University from an Indigenous artist was unveiled on La Trobe’s Melbourne campus in October. Titled Murri Totems, the sculpture is by Reko Rennie, an interdisciplinary artist whose work on Indigenous culture and identity in modern urban environments has been shown internationally including Paris, New York, Berlin and […]

Cool science, a million times brighter than the sun

August 28, 2013


La Trobe offers real-time remote Synchrotron access for Victorian secondary schools La Trobe University is providing Victorian secondary school students with remote access to one of the nation’s largest and most expensive science facilities, the Australian Synchrotron, so they can conduct their own experiments. About 60 students from Parade College in Bundoora, William Ruthven Secondary […]

Global health researcher wins Gates Foundation funding

May 23, 2013


La Trobe University geneticist Dr Warwick Grant is one of only two Australians among 58 scientists world-wide recently awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation With more than 120 million people at risk from a chronic debilitating parasitic disease called river blindness, his ground-breaking global health research focuses […]

Institute harnesses expertise for cancer studies

March 5, 2013


Researchers at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) are working to develop a blood test for the early detection of colorectal cancer, a high-risk disease for people over the age of 50, and one of the most prevalent cancers in the western world. Biochemist Dr Suresh Mathivanan heads a laboratory focused on finding new […]

New $100m centre to meet global scientific challenges

March 5, 2013


A new world-class research and education facility – the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) – was opened on the University’s Melbourne campus in February. The $100 million complex will continue to grow the University’s world-class research in molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology. It will train the next generation of scientists in these fields, […]